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Radical History Review (2022) 2022 (144): 229–236.
Published: 01 October 2022
...Aniova Prandy Abstract Afropolitanism, as a concept, is a practice that has been carried out in Abya Yala since colonization. As a term, it is a novelty in the face of anti-hegemonic customs and experiences that have always been carried out to decolonize the continent. In any case, it substantiates...
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Radical History Review (2022) 2022 (144): 1–18.
Published: 01 October 2022
...Rosa Carrasquillo; Melina Pappademos; Lorelle Semley Abstract The term Afropolitan —evoking the image of mobility, cultural production, and consumerism in Africa and the African diaspora—has enjoyed some salience in popular culture. However, much of the scholarly debate has focused on the elitism...
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Radical History Review (2022) 2022 (144): 218–227.
Published: 01 October 2022
... day, I will become all the encounters of my journey. A place of needful utopia. So to answer your question: Is this Afropolitanism? I would say, yes, Afropolitanism is a place of needful utopia. Mathangi: I suppose part of my curiosity was invoked by our own encounters when traveling through...
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Radical History Review (2022) 2022 (144): 19–44.
Published: 01 October 2022
...Elizabeth Ann Fretwell Abstract This article examines the sartorial culture of an African elite as a form of Afropolitanism in the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century West African kingdom of Dahomey. Dahomean elites embraced cultural borrowing to layer styles and materials from European and African...
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Radical History Review (2022) 2022 (144): 131–151.
Published: 01 October 2022
...Dawn Fulton Abstract This article examines literary evocations of Afropolitanism in French, with particular attention to millennial works by Black women writers. Narratives and portraits by Lauren Ekué, Léonora Miano, and Rokhaya Diallo reject the Afro-pessimism of twentieth-century visions...
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Radical History Review (2022) 2022 (144): 106–130.
Published: 01 October 2022
... the analytic countervisual quilombismo , this essay confronts such elisions by engaging with Achille Mbembe’s Afropolitan call to “produce new images for thought.” Focus on countervisual maroon ( quilombismo ) methods of refusal and fugitivity reveals the enactment of Black sovereignty and affirms Blackness...
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Radical History Review (2022) 2022 (144): 45–75.
Published: 01 October 2022
...Ndubueze L. Mbah Abstract This article recovers the Afropolitan histories of Liberated Africans by examining their mobility and freedom politics. Liberated Africans enacted Afropolitanism when they returned from Sierra Leone to Old Calabar and fashioned themselves into Black Englishmen...
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Radical History Review (2022) 2022 (144): 205–217.
Published: 01 October 2022
..., and staging of the festival, focusing specifically on the relationship between people and place. hectormediavilla@gmail.com Copyright © 2022 by Héctor Mediavilla 2022 photography Afropolitan fashion Africa FIMA Sidahmed Seidnaly, now known as Alphadi as well as the “Magician...
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Radical History Review (2022) 2022 (144): 77–105.
Published: 01 October 2022
... diaspora that is developing decolonial methodologies that do not neatly fit in the confines of the Afropolitan, especially when it comes to class and migration. 53. Arboleda, “María Gertrudis de León,” 118 . 54. González, “La defensa de una mujer afrodescendiente,” 133–71 . 55. Sánchez...
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Radical History Review (2022) 2022 (144): 173–203.
Published: 01 October 2022
...” fundamentally reactive. Afropolitanism shifts the subject to urbane and literate mobility, exploring how race, gender, and identity inform a lexicon of Africa created after the seventeenth century. This periodization centers individuals but cuts off earlier practices of cultured mobility largely because...
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Radical History Review (2022) 2022 (144): 153–171.
Published: 01 October 2022
..., an Afropolitan avant la lettre (on which more below). 26 Yet, slowly after 1916 and precipitously after 1930, as sociopolitical upheavals expanded the meanings and threats of Blackness, storytellers demoted Grigera from Black legend in his own right to lead character in the Black legend of Afro-Argentine...