In Search of the Afropolitan: Encounters, Conversations and by Eva Rask Knudsen,Ulla Rahbek

By Eva Rask Knudsen,Ulla Rahbek

In seek of the Afropolitan explores human encounters and moments that talk to the demanding situations of being a 21st century African of the realm. opposed to the heritage of an enticing review of the heated debate on Afropolitanism and what constitutes an Afropolitan, the authors flip to literature and its intrinsic capability for unfolding the human determine of the African as inherently complicated and multidimensional. via a close probing of the Afropolitan in literary narratives, the e-book enters into conversations approximately self-understanding and the signification of Africa within the contexts of worldwide mobility.

The e-book conceives of Afropolitanism as a versatile house of inquiry that curbs the inclination to set the definition of the ‘ism’ in stone. as a substitute, it makes an attempt to distil, via close-up personality analyses, a multifarious experience of what it capability to be Afropolitan within the modern second. In that feel, the encounters we come upon within the literary narratives produce unforeseen ontological negotiations on what it potential to be African on this planet this day. As a different characteristic of In seek of the Afropolitan, the authors’ conversations with favorite writers, thinkers, and critics supply a full of life context for the continuing debate on Afropolitanism and the Afropolitan.

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