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African Athena: New Agendas (Daniel Orrells Gurmindar K. Bhambra, Tessa Roynon, Martin Bernal (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2012) 9780199595006
African Athena: New Agendas (Daniel Orrells Gurmindar K. Bhambra, Tessa Roynon, Martin Bernal (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2012) 9780199595006
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Title: African Athena: New Agendas

Author: Orrells, Daniel Gurmindar K. Bhambra, Tessa Roynon, Martin Bernal (eds)

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 2012

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780199595006

Volumes: 1; Pages: 400

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The appearance of Martin Bernal's Black Athena: The Afro-Asian Roots of Classical Civilization in 1987 sparked intense debate and controversy in Africa, Europe, and North America. His detailed genealogy of the 'fabrication of Greece' and his claims for the influence of ancient African and Near Eastern cultures on the making of classical Greece, questioned many intellectuals' assumptions about the nature of ancient history.The transportation of enslaved African persons into Europe, the Americas, and the Caribbean, brought African and diasporic African people into contact in significant numbers with the Greek and Latin classics for the first time in modern history. In African Athena , the contributors explore the impact of the modern African disapora from the sixteenth century onwards on Western notions of history and culture, examining the role Bernal's claim has played in European and American understandings of history, and in classical, European, American and Caribbean literary production.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.Martin Bernal has written an Afterword to this collection. Table of ContentsIntroduction Daniel Orrells, Gurminder K. Bhambra, & Tessa Roynon.Part I: Myths and Historiographies, Ancient and Modern1. Believing in Ethiopians , Maghan Keita2. Black Apolloa Martin Bernal's The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization Volume III and Why Race Still Matters? , Patrice Rankine3. Greece, India and Race among the Victorians , Partha Mitter4. Black Minerva: Antiquity in antebellum African American history , Margaret Malamud5. Black Athena before Black Athena: The Teaching of Greek and Latin at Black Colleges and Universities , Kenneth Goings & Eugene O Connor6. Ethiopia shall stretch forth her hands unto God: Garveyism, Rastafari and Antiquity , Robbie Shilliam7. Between Exodus and Egypt: Israel-Palestine and the break-up of the Black-Jewish Alliance , Anna Hartnell8. Beyond Culture Wars: Reconnecting African and Jewish Diasporas in the Past and the Present , Tobias Green9. Egyptian Athena, African Egypt, Egyptian Africa: Martin Bernal and Contemporary African Historical Thought , Stephen Howe10. The After-lives of Black Athena , Robert J. C. YoungPart II: Classical Diaspora / Diasporic Classics11. In the House of Libya: A Meditation , V. Y. Mudimbe12. Hellenism, nationalism, hybridity: the invention of the novel , Tim Whitmarsh13. The Idea of Africa in Lucan , Paolo Asso14. Was Black Beautiful in Vandal Africa? , John H. Starks, Jr.15. Identifying Authority: Juan Latino, an African Ex-Slave, Professor and Poet in Sixteenth-Century Granada , J. Mira Seo16. John Barclay's Camella Poems: Ideas of Race, Beauty and Ugliness in Renaissance Latin Verse , John Gilmore17. 'Lay in Egypt's lap each borrowed crown': Gerald Massey and Late-Victorian Afrocentrism , Brian Murray18. 'Not equatorial black, not Mediterranean white': Denis Williams Other Leopards , John Thieme19. Wole Soyinka's Yoruba Tragedy: Performing Politics , Astrid Van Weyenberg20. Mythopoeia in the Struggle against Slavery, Racism, and Exclusive Afrocentrism , Edith Hall and Justine McConnell21. Dislocating Black Classicism: Classics and the Black Diaspora in the Poetry of Aime Cesaire and Kamau Brathwaite , Emily Greenwood22. The Africanness of Classicism in the Work of Toni Morrison , Tessa RoynonAfterword Martin BernalConclusion Daniel Orrells, Gurminder Bhambra, & Tessa Roynon
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