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Transnational Trills in the Africana World

Editor(s): Cheryl Sterling

Book Description

This volume focuses on how music and arts in the global Africana world are used for political and social change. It will be an essential resource for scholars and students in African studies, Africana, Afro-Atlantic studies, diaspora studies, sociology, music, literature, politics and culture. The volume is divided into three sections, namely “Music and Politics”, “Case Studies of Experiential Practices in Healing and Education”, and “Literature, the Arts, and Political Expression”, which cross subject areas such as nationalism, political identity, post-coloniality, health, education, orality, and cultural expressivity. Diverse topics are covered, such as the African thematics of jazz, the Y’en a Marre/Fed Up movement in Senegal, the Occupy Nigeria movement, NGO activism in Brazil, and Africana performance traditions, as well as the dynamics of oral and written literature. The articles explore works by Joseph Conrad, Nathaniel Mackey, Kofi Awoonor, and Ngugi wa Thiong’o, as well as the artistic expression of Jean-Michel Basquiat.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-2321-0
ISBN-10: 1-5275-2321-7
Date of Publication: 01/03/2019
Pages / Size: 362 / A5
Price: £64.99


Cheryl Sterling, PhD, is an Associate Professor of English and Director of African Studies at Pennsylvania State University, USA. She is a Fulbright Scholar and recipient of numerous grants, including the Organization of American States fellowship. She has published numerous critical essays in noted journals and in books such as Migrations and Creative Expressions of Africa and the African Diaspora and Narrating War and Peace in Africa. She is the editor of a special issue of WAGADU: A Journal Transnational Women’s and Gender Studies on African and Diasporic Women’s Literature (2017). Her award-winning book, African Roots, Brazilian Rites: Cultural and National Identity (2012), investigates African roots matrix ideologies in the literary and performance traditions of Afro-Brazilians. She is currently working on a book that creates aesthetic theory based on Yoruba Orisha paradigms to read African and African diasporic texts and images.