Synopses & Reviews
W. E. B. Du Bois is arguably the most important Black intellectual of the twentieth century and among the most important intellectual figures in modern African social thought. One of the founders of Pan-Africanism and a key figure in the postwar African liberation movement, he was champion of Africa and its people throughout his life. Despite this fact, his work on Africa has been underemphasized in scholarly writing about him. This book brings together for the first time Du Boiss writings on Africa from the beginning of the twentieth century to his death in the early 1960s. Including over 50 magazine and journal articles, poems and book chapters, the works included in this volume clearly show not only Du Boiss genius as a writer, but his profound understanding of how the quest for racial equality involved all of the people of African origin who suffered under colonial rule in Africa and in the Black disapora. The editors include a historical introduction, headnotes and a bibliography of Du Boiss work on Africa.
This book brings together, for the first time, W.E.B. Du Boiss writings on Africa across half a century in magazine and journal articles, poems and book chapters, highlighting his role among the most important intellectual figures in modern African social thought.
About the Author
Eugene F. Provenzo, Jr. is a professor in the School of Education at the University of Miami. He is the author a wide-range of books on education, culture and society. He has had a lifelong interest in the work of W. E. B. Du Bois and has published a wide-range of books on him including:, W. E. B. Du Bois' Encyclopedia of the Negro (Left Coast, 2008); The Illustrated Souls of Black Folk (Paradigm, 2005); Du Bois on Education (AltaMira, 2002) and forthcoming The Exhibit of American Negro: Paris 1900 (AltaMira).Edmund Abaka is associate professor in the History Department at the University of Miami. He has published a number of articles and book chapters on kola (one of the original ingredients for Coca-Cola), the colonial period in African history, and African youth. His book "Kola is God's Gift": Agricultural Production, Export Initiatives and the Kola Industry of Asante and the Gold Coast, c. 1820-1950 was published in 2005 by James Currey & Ohio University Press. His current publication House of Slaves and ‘Door of No Return: The Gold Coast/Ghana Slave Forts and Castles and the Atlantic Slave Trade, is being published by Africa World Press/Red Sea Press in December 2011.
Table of Contents
Preface Introduction To The Nations of the World The Color Line Belts the World A Day in Africa The First Universal Races Congress Africa The African Roots of the War The Negro's Fatherland The Future of Africa Africa French And Spanish Race Pride Pan Africa To The World A Second Journey to Pan-Africa Africa fror the Africans Back to Africa On Migrating to Africa Kenya Africa: January 1, 1924 African Manners The Place, the People Italy and Abyssinia Liberia The Pan African Congresses Africa-Its Place in Modern History The Rape of Africa What is Africa to Me? The Disenfranchised Colonies On Britain And Africa The Saga of Nkrumah A Future for Pan Africa: Freedom, Peace, Socialism The Prime Minister Of Ghana A Review Of Ghana: The Autobiography Of Kwame Nkrumah The Future of Africa Address to the All African Peoples Conference, Accra China and Africa The Belgian Congo The World Must Soon Awake to Bar War in Congo A Logical Program for a Free Congo Nigeria Becomes Part of the Modern World What Future for Nigeria American Negroes and Africa's Rise to Freedom1 A Second Journey to Pan Africa The African Roots of the War The Negros Fatherland Pan-Africa and New Racial Philosophy The Future of World Democracy Introduction of Kwame Nkrumah at the United Nations 1954 Suez Ghana Calls Report to the Ghana Academy of Sciences Notes Bibliography of W.E.B. Du Boiss Writings on Africa Index