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African Athena : new agendas

Author: Daniel Orrells; Gurminder K Bhambra; Tessa Roynon
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Series: Classical presences.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'African Athena' examines the history of intellectuals and literary writers who contested the white, dominant Euro-American constructions of the classical past and its influence on the present.
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Named Person: Martin Bernal; Martin Bernal
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Orrells; Gurminder K Bhambra; Tessa Roynon
ISBN: 9780199595006 0199595003
OCLC Number: 751748775
Description: xiv, 469 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Believing in Ethiopians / Maghan Keita --
Black Apollo? : Martin Bernal's Black Athena: the Afroasiatic roots of Classical civilization, volume iii, and why race still matters / Patrice D. Rankine --
Greece, India, and race among the Victorians / Partha Mitter --
Black Minerva : antiquity in antebellum African history / Margaret Malamud --
Black Athena before Black Athena : the teaching of Greek and Latin at Black colleges and universities during the nineteenth century / Kenneth W. Goings and Eugene O'Connor --
"Ethiopia shall stretch her hands unto God" : Garveyism, Rastafari, and antiquity / Robbie Shilliam --
Between Exodus and Egypt : Israel-Palestine and the break-up of the Black-Jewish alliance / Anna Hartnell --
Beyond culture wars : reconnecting African and Jewish diasporas in the past and the present / Toby Green --
Egyptian Athena, African Egypt, Egyptian Africa : Martin Bernal and contemporary African historical thought / Stephen Howe --
The afterlives of Black Athena / Robert J.C. Young --
In the house of Libya : a meditation / V.Y. Mudimbe --
Hellenism, nationalism, hybridity : the invention of the novel / Tim Whitmarsh --
The idea of Africa in Lucan / Paolo Asso --
Was Black beautiful in Vandal Africa? / John H. Starks, Jr. --
Identifying authority : Juan Latino, an African ex-slave, professor, and poet in sixteenth-century Granada / J. Mira Seo --
John Barclay's "Camella" poems : ideas of race, beauty, and ugliness in Renaissance Latin verse / John T. Gilmore --
"Lay in Egypt's lap each borrowed crown" : Gerald Massey and late-Victorian Afrocentrism / Brian H. Murray --
"Not Equatorial Black, not Mediterranean white" : Denis Williams's Other leopards / John Thieme --
Wole Soyinka's Yoruba tragedy : performing politics / Astrid Van Weyenberg --
Mythopoeia in the struggle against slavery, racism, and exclusive Afrocentrism / Edith Hall and Justine McConnell --
Dislocating Black classicism : classics and the Black diaspora in the poetry of Aimé Césaire and Kamau Brathwaite / Emily Greenwood --
The Africanness of classicism in the work of Toni Morrison / Tessa Roynon --
Afterword / Martin Bernal.
Series Title: Classical presences.
Responsibility: edited by Daniel Orrells, Gurminder K. Bhambra, and Tessa Roynon.

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