Book Launch - African Americans and Africa: A New History
The Elliott School Book Launch Series invites you to an event celebrating the launch of Associate Professor of History and International Affairs Nemata Blyden's latest book, African Americans and Africa: A New History.

This is event is free, open to the public, and on the record.
Books will be available for purchase and a light lunch will be provided.

The event will be held:

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Lindner Family Commons (Room 602, 6th Floor)
The Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E St. NW, Washington, DC 20052

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About the book
What is an “African American” and how does this identity relate to the African continent? Rising immigration levels, globalization, and the United States’ first African American president have all sparked new dialogue around the question. This book provides an introduction to the relationship between African Americans and Africa from the era of slavery to the present, mapping several overlapping diasporas. The diversity of African American identities through relationships with region, ethnicity, slavery, and immigration are all examined to investigate questions fundamental to the study of African American history and culture.
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