This book features much-needed perspectives of people of African descent and delves into those perspectives through the use of literature, film, short stories, poetry, and philosophy. Through various academic disciplines, Sandra M. Grayson provides a wide variety for this remarkable anthology. Contributors to this anthology include activists, award-winning writers, internationally recognized professors, and new scholars, each with their own distinct voice.
Sandra M. Grayson is Professor of English at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is the author of Visions of the Third Millennium: Black Science Fiction Novelists Write the Future (2003) and Symbolizing the Past: Reading Sankofa, Daughters of the Dust, and Eve's Bayou as Histories (2000). A Literary Revolution is another significant contribution to scholarship by Sandra M. Grayson.
Part 1 Foreword Part 2 Preface Chapter 3 Introduction Part 4 South Africa Chapter 5 From Azania and Back: Reflections on Exile Chapter 6 An Interview with Lavinia Africa Chapter 7 Baton Charged Chapter 8 Walking into the Sea Chapter 9 Politics of Multilingualism in South Africa Chapter 10 Reunion at the Jazz Castle Chapter 11 Voice in the New South Africa Chapter 12 Engineering Patriotism: Americanization and Afrikanerization Chapter 13 Economic Aspects of Historical African Art Part 14 Literature and Film Chapter 15 Screen Jelimuso: Julie Dash and Political Films Chapter 16 Recalling Sovereign Kentakes: Pauline Hopkins' Of One Blood Chapter 17 An Interview with Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo Chapter 18 Pauline Hopkins and Social Justice Chapter 19 Trans-Atlantic Dimensions: Exploring Amistad and Sankofa Chapter 20 Jean Toomer's "Kabnis": Family Portrait as Face of the South Part 21 Short Stories and Poetry Chapter 22 Transfiguration Chapter 23 Silent Steps Chapter 24 Pain Chapter 25 Can You Hook a Brother Up? Chapter 26 Dilla Chapter 27 Queen Etouffee Chapter 28 Rip Tide Chapter 29 Will Mamadou Serve as Guide Part 30 Philosophy Chapter 31 Who's Afraid of African Philosophy Chapter 32 The Science of African Epistemology Chapter 33 African Traditional Medicine: The Metaphysical Foundation Chapter 34 Yoruba Names and Meanings: A Metaphysical Interpretation Part 35 Index Part 36 Contributors