Afro-Orientalism

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Reveals a century of political solidarity uniting Asians and African Americans

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As early as 1914, W. E. B. Du Bois was charting a search for Afro-Asian solidarity. In Afro-Orientalism, Bill Mullen traces revolutionary thought developed by African American and Asian American artists and intellectuals in response to Du Bois’s challenge. Mullen offers Afro-Orientalism as an antidote to narrow conceptions of ethnic studies, calling on scholars to reimagine their critical enterprises as politically interdependent.

"In Afro-Orientalism, Bill Mullen produces an alternative history to the postcolonial present that is rich with theoretical interest and political promise."
— Amitava Kumar, author of Passport Photos and Bomba–London–New York

 

 

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