Framing a Radical African Atlantic

African American Agency, West African Intellectuals and the International Trade Union Committee of Negro Workers

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Holger Weiss

In Framing a Radical African Atlantic Holger Weiss presents a critical outline and analysis of the International Trade Union Committee of Negro Workers (ITUCNW) and the attempts by the Communist International (Comintern) to establish an anticolonial political platform in the Caribbean and Sub-Saharan Africa during the interwar period. It is the first presentation about the organization and its activities, investigating the background and objectives, the establishment and expansion of a radical African (black) Atlantic network between 1930 and 1933, the crisis in 1933 when the organization was relocated from Hamburg to Paris, the attempt to reactivate the network in 1934 and 1935 and its final dissolution and liquidation in 1937-38.

Martin Revayi Rupiya

government intervention, “between 2001 and 2009, 298 pilots and 1,684 technicians resigned.” 19 In order to deal with the hemorrhage of skilled airmen, South Africa turned to other African countries, such as Egypt and Zimbabwe, to secure pilot training, technical support services and build a cadre of black

Oliver Coates

Ray Costello, Black Tommies: British Soldiers of African Descent in the First World War , Liverpool: Liverpool University Press (2015), 216 pp. Black British soldiers played a significant, yet poorly understood, role in Britain’s First World War. Costello’s well-researched and engagingly

Chris W.J. Roberts

David R. Black, Canada & Africa in the New Millennium: The Politics of Consistent Inconsistency . Waterloo, ON : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2015. Pp. xiii, 310. $ 34.39. ISBN : 978-1-77112-060-9. & Yves Engler, Canada in Africa: 300 Years of Aid and Exploitation . Vancouver and

The Dispersion

A History of the Word Diaspora

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Stéphane Dufoix

Winner of the 2017 Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award

In The Dispersion, Stéphane Dufoix skillfully traces how the word “diaspora”, first coined in the third century BCE, has, over the past three decades, developed into a contemporary concept often considered to be ideally suited to grasping the complexities of our current world. Spanning two millennia, from the Septuagint to the emergence of Zionism, from early Christianity to the Moravians, from slavery to the defence of the Black cause, from its first scholarly uses to academic ubiquity, from the early negative connotations of the term to its contemporary apotheosis, Stéphane Dufoix explores the historical socio-semantics of a word that, perhaps paradoxically, has entered the vernacular while remaining poorly understood.

David Killingray

Africa and Europe’. There is an irony that while a war was being fought against a racist tyranny – and certainly it was seen in those terms by many black people in Britain and the Americas – the idea of white superiority and thus black inferiority prevailed in the minds of most metropolitan officials and