Although there are obviously myriad paths for future research, there
is also a gratifying amount of excellent research on women and gender
across the African Diaspora, so much that we cannot cover work across
the diaspora in all disciplines. What follows are texts in English that
have emerged as particularly influential overall or pertinent to this
African Studies Review (Special Issue: Rethinking the African
Diaspora). Ed. Judith Byfield. 43:1 (April 2000).
Akyeampong, Emmanuel. 2000. "Africans in the Diaspora: The Diaspora
and Africa." African Affairs, 99:183-215.
Ama Ata Aidoo. Dilemma of a Ghost and Anowa. Longman,
Ama Ata Aidoo. No Sweetness Here and Other Stories. New York:
Feminist Press, 1995.
Ayesha Imam, Amina Mama and Fatou Sow (editors). Engendering
African Social Sciences. Dakar, Senegal: 2000.
Batanda, Jackee Budesta. The Blue Marble. Sub-Saharan
Beckles, Hilary MacD. Centering Woman: Gender discourses in Caribbean Slave
Society. Kingston, Jamaica : Ian Randle Publishers, 1999.
Berger, Iris and E. Frances White. Women in Sub-Saharan Africa:
Restoring Women to History. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1999.
Boyce Davies, Carole, Meredith Gadsby, Charles F. Peterson, Henrietta
Williams. Eds. Decolonizing the Academy: African Diaspora
Studies. Trenton: Africa World Press, 2003.
Braziel, Jana Evans and Anita Mannur. Eds. Theorizing Diaspora: A
Reader. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2003.
Brown, Jacqueline Nassy. Dropping Anchor, Setting Sail:
Geographies of Race in Black Liverpool. Princeton: Princeton
University Press, 2005.
Bush, Barbara. Slave women in Caribbean society, 1650-1838.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1990.
Butler, Kim D. 2001. "Defining Diaspora, Refining a Discourse,"
Diaspora, 10.2: 189-219.
Campbell, Gwyn, Suzanne Miers, Joseph C. Miller. Eds. Women and
Slavery. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2007.
Campt, Tina. 2002. "The Crowded Space of Diaspora: Intercultural
Address and the Tensions of Diasporic Relation," Radical History
Review, 83: 94-113.
Campt, Tina and Deborah A. Thomas. "Gendering Diaspora: Transnational
Feminism, Diaspora and Its Hegemonies." Feminist Review 90
Carby, Hazel. Reconstructing Womanhood. New York: Oxford
University Press, 1987.
Chakrabarty, Dipesh. Provincializing Europe: Postcolonial Thought
and Historical Difference. Princeton: Princeton University Press,
Childs, Matt and Toyin Falola (editors). The Yoruba Diaspora in
the Atlantic World. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press,
Chrisman, Laura, Farah Jasmine Griffin, and Tukufu Zuberi. 2001.
"Introduction to 'Transcending Traditions': Special Issue of the Black
Scholar," The Black Scholar, 30.3-4: 2-3.
Christiansë, Yvette. Castaway. Durham: Duke University Press,
Christiansë, Yvette. Unconfessed. New York: Other Press,
Clifford, James. "Diasporas." Routes: Travel and Translation in
the Late Twentieth Century. Cambridge: Harvard University Press,
Clifford, James. 1994. "Diasporas," Cultural Anthropology,
Davies, Carole Boyce. Black Women, Writing, and Identity:
Migrations of the Subject. New York: Routledge, 1994.
Davis, Angela Y. Abolition Democracy: Beyond Prisons, Torture, and
Empire. St. Paul, MN: Seven Stories Press, 2005.
Davis, Angela Y. Are Prisons Obsolete?. Open Media, 2003.
De Kock, Victor. Those in Bondage: An Account of the Life of the
Slave at the Cape in the Days of the Dutch East India Company.
London: Allen & Unwin, 1950.
Diagne, Souleymane Bachir, Amina Mama, Henning Melber and Francis B.
Nyamnjoh. Identities and Beyond: Rethinking Africanity: Discussion
Paper No 12. Uppsala, Sweden: Nordic Africa Institute, 2001.
Edmondson, Belinda. Making Men: Gender, Literary Authority, and
Women's Writing in Caribbean Narrative. Durham: Duke University
Edwards, Brent Hayes. The Practice of Diaspora. Cambridge:
Harvard University Press, 2003.
Frederick, Rhonda. "Colón Man A Come": Mythographies of Panama
Canal Migration. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2005.
Gabri, Christa. 2005. "Tambu: Afro-Curaćao’s Music and Dance of
Resistance." Caribbean Dance from Abakua to Zouk: How Movement Shapes
Identity, edited by Susanna Sloat. Gainesville: University Press of
Gaspar, David Barry and Darlene Clark Hine. More Than Chattel:
Black Women and Slavery in the Americas. Bloomington: Indiana
University Press, 1996.
Gilroy, Paul. The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double
Consciousness. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1993.
Glave, Thomas. Ed. Our Caribbean: A gathering of lesbian and gay
writing from the Antilles. Durham: Duke University Press, 2008.
Gomez, Michael. Reversing Sail: A History of the African
Diaspora. Cambridge, UK and New York: Cambridge University Press,
Guinier, Lani. Tyranny of the Majority: Fundamental Fairness in
Representative Democracy. Mankato, MN: Free Press, 1994.
Guinier, Lani and Gerald Torres. The Miner's Canary: Enlisting
Race, Resisting Power, Transforming Democracy. Cambridge: Harvard
University Press, 2002.
Guinier, Lani and Susan Sturm. 2003. "Learning from Conflict:
Reflections on Teaching About Race and Gender," Journal of Legal
Education, 53: 515.
Guinier, Lani and Susan Sturm. Who's Qualified?. Boston: Beacon
Gunning, Sandra, Tera W. Hunter and Michele Mitchell (editors).
Dialogues of Dispersal: Gender, Sexuality, and African Diasporas.
New York: Blackwell, 2004.
Hall, Stuart. "Cultural Identity and Diaspora." Identity:
Community, Culture, Difference. Edited by Jonathan Rutherford.
London: Lawrence and Wishart, 1990.
Hamilton, Ruth Simms. Ed. Routes of Passage: Rethinking the
African Diaspora. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press,
Harris, Joseph E. 2003. "Expanding the Scope of African Diaspora
Studies: The Middle East and India, a Research Agenda." Radical
History Review, 87: 157-168.
Harris, Joseph E. (editor). Global Dimensions of the African
Diaspora, revised and expanded edition. Washington, DC: Howard
University Press, 1993.
Harrison, Paul Carter, Victor Leo Walker II and Gus Edwards
(editors). Black Theatre: Ritual Performance in the African
Diaspora. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2003.
Harman, Saidiya. Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic
Slave Route. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008.
Hine, Darlene Clark and Jacqueline McLeod (editors). Crossing
Boundaries: Comparative History of Black People in Diaspora.
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999.
Jalloh, Allusine and Stephen E. Maizlish (editors). The African
Diaspora. Arlington, TX: Texas A & M University Press, 1996.
Klein, H. S. African Slavery in Latin America and the
Caribbean. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.
Lewis, Earl. 1997. "'To Turn as on a Pivot': Writing African
Americans into a History of Overlapping Diasporas." American
Historical Review, 100: 765–87.
Liking, Werewere. It Shall Be of Jasper and Coral: And,
Love-Across-A-Hundred-Lives: Two Novels. Charlottesville: University
of Virginia Press, 2000.
Liking, Werewere. The Amputated Memory: A Song-Novel. New
York: Feminist Press, 2007.
Makhubu, L. 1998. "The Right to Higher Education and Equal
Opportunity, Particularly for Women." Higher Education in Africa:
Achievements, Challenges, and Prospects. Dakar: UNESCO Regional
Office for Education in Africa.
Mama, Amina. Beyond the Masks: Race, Gender and Subjectivity.
New York: Routledge, 1995.
Manning, Patrick. 2003. "Africa and the African Diaspora: New
Directions of Study." Journal of African History, 44.3:
Manning, Patrick. 2003. "Gender in the African Diaspora: Electronic Research
Materials." Gender & History. 15:3: 575-587.
Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism. A feminist,
interdisciplinary journal out of Smith College.
Mikell, Gwendolyn. African Feminism: The Politics of Survival in
Sub-Saharan Africa. Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 1997.
Namuddu, K. 1995. "Gender Perspectives in the Transformation of
Africa: Challenges to the African University as a Model to Society."
Women and Higher Education in Africa. Dakar, Senegal: UNESCO,
Naylor, Celia. African Cherokees in Indian Territory: From Chattel
to Citizens. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press,
Naylor, Celia. "African Americans in Indian Societies." Handbook
of North American Indians, volume 14: Southeast, edited by
Raymond Fogelson. Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 2004.
Naylor, Celia. "'Playing Indian'?: The Selection of Radmilla Cody as
Miss Navajo Nation 1997-1998." Crossing Waters, Crossing Worlds: The
African Diaspora in Indian Country, edited by Sharon P. Holland and
Tiya Miles. Durham: Duke University Press, 2006.
Naylor, Celia. "Slaves' Acculturation in Nineteenth-Century Indian
Territory." Confounding the Color Line: The Indian-Black Experience
in North America, edited by James F. Brooks. Lincoln: University of
Nebraska Press, 2002.
Nnaemeka, Obioma. Sisterhood, Feminisms and Power: From Africa to
the Diaspora. Trenton, N.J. : Africa World Press, 1998.
Nuttall, Sarah. Beautiful/Ugly: African and Diaspora
Aesthetics. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2007.
Nyong'o, Tavia. The Amalgamation Waltz: Race, Performance, and the
Ruses of Memory. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press,
Okpewho, Isidore, Carole Boyce Davies, and Ali A. Mazrui. The
African Diaspora: African Origins and New World Identities.
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999.
Palmer, Colin A. 2000. "Defining and Studying the Modern African
Diaspora," The Journal of Negro History, 85.1/2: 27-32.
Patterson, Tiffany Ruby and Robin D. G. Kelley. 2000. "Unfinished
Migrations: Reflections on the African Diaspora and the Making of the
Modern World," African Studies Review, 43.1:11-45.
Pereira, C. 2002. "Between Knowing and Imagining —What Space for
Feminist Scholarship on Africa?" Feminist Africa, 1: 9-35.
Perez, Hiram. 2005. "If You White, You Write: Teaching Race
Consciousness." Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship
and Pedagogy, 16:1. 83-102.
Perry, Keisha-Khan. 2004. "The Roots of Black Resistance: Race,
Gender and the Struggle for Urban Land Rights in Salvador, Bahia,
Brazil." Social Identities, 10.6.
Review of African Political Economy (Africa, the African Diaspora
and Development): "Special Journal Issues on Diaspora." African
Studies Review. 2008. 43.29: 92.
Robertson, Claire C. and Martin A. Klein. Eds. Women and Slavery
in Africa. Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press, 1983.
Ross, Robert. Beyond the Pale: Essays on the History of Colonial
South Africa. Hanover, NH: Wesleyan University Press, 1993.
Safran, William. 1991. "Diasporas in Modern Societies: Myths of
Homeland and Return." Diaspora, 1: 83-99.
Sall, E. 2000. Women in Academia: Gender and Academic Freedom in
Africa. Dakar, Senegal: CODESRIA.
Shell, Robert C.H. Children of Bondage: A Social History of the
Slave Society at the Cape of Good Hope 1652-1838. Hanover, NH:
Wesleyan University Press, 1994.
Skinner, Elliott P. "The Dialectic Between Diasporas and Homelands."
Global Dimensions of the African Diaspora, edited by Joseph E.
Harris. Washington, D.C.: Howard University Press, 1993.
Shepperson, George. "African Diaspora: Concept and Context."
Global Dimensions of the African Diaspora, edited by Joseph E.
Harris. Washington, DC: Howard University Press, 1993.
Smallwood, Stephanie E. Saltwater Slavery: A Middle Passage from
Africa to American Diaspora. Cambridge: Harvard University Press,
Spivak, Gayatri. A Critique of Postcolonial Reason: Toward a
History of the Vanishing Present. Cambridge: Harvard University
Steady, Filomena Chioma. Ed. The Black Woman Cross-Culturally.
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Stephens, Michelle. Black Empire: The Masculine Global Imaginary
of Caribbean Intellectuals in the United States, 1914–1962. Durham:
Duke University Press, 2005.
Sudbury, Julia. "Other kinds of dreams" : Black women's organisations
and the politics of transformation. London ; New York : Routledge,
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and the African Diaspora: A Reader. Washington, DC : Howard
University Press, 1996.
Tettey, Wisdom J. and Korbla P. Puplampu (editors). The African
Diaspora in Canada: Negotiating Identity and Belonging. Calgary:
University of Calgary Press, 2005.
Thomas, Deborah and Kamari Maxine Clarke (coeditors).
Globalization and Race: Transformations in the Cultural Production of
Blackness. Durham: Duke University Press, 2006.
Tölölyan, Khachig. 2007. "The Contemporary Discourse of Diaspora
Studies." Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle
East, 27.3: 647-655.
Vambe, M.T. 2007. "Notes on Theorizing Black Diaspora from Africa."
African Identities, 5.1: 5-32.
Van der Spuy, Patricia. "Infanticide, Slavery and the Politics of
Reproduction at Cape Colony, South Africa, in the 1820s."
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1550-2000. Ed. Mark Jackson. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing,
Wing, Adrien Katherine. Global Critical Race Feminism: An
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Wright, Michelle M. Becoming Black: Creating Identity in the
African Diaspora. Durham: Duke University Press, 2004.
Yelvington, Kevin A (editor). Afro-Atlantic Dialogues:
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