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Africa in Stereo: Modernism, Music, and Pan-African Solidarity

Tsitsi Ella Jaji

Abstract

This book analyzes how Africans have engaged with African American music and its representations in the long twentieth century (1890–2011) to offer a new cultural history that attests to pan-Africanism’s ongoing and open theoretical potential. The book argues that African American popular music appealed to continental Africans as a unit of cultural prestige, a site of pleasure, and most importantly an expressive form already encoded with strategies of creative resistance to racial hegemony. Ghana, Senegal, and South Africa are considered as three distinctive sites where longstanding pan-Africa ... More

Keywords: literature, film, music, transnationalism, media, Africa, diaspora, African-American, post-colonialism, pan-Africanism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199936373
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936373.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tsitsi Ella Jaji, author
University of Pennsylvania

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