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Issue: 7.2: Spring 2009
Guest Edited by Christine Cynn and Kim F. Hall
Rewriting Dispersal: Africana Gender Studies

Recommended Reading

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 specific volume.

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, 1995.

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 Publishers, 2005.

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 (2008): 1-8.

Carby, Hazel. Reconstructing Womanhood. New York: Oxford University Press, 1987.

Chakrabarty, Dipesh. Provincializing Europe: Postcolonial Thought and Historical Difference. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000.

Childs, Matt and Toyin Falola (editors). The Yoruba Diaspora in the Atlantic World. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2005.

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, 1999.

Christiansë, Yvette. Unconfessed. New York: Other Press, 2007.

Clifford, James. "Diasporas." Routes: Travel and Translation in the Late Twentieth Century. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1997.

Clifford, James. 1994. "Diasporas," Cultural Anthropology, 9.3: 302-338.

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 Press, 1999.

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 Florida.

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, 2005.

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 Press, 2001.

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, 2007.

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: 487-506.

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, 1995.

Naylor, Celia. African Cherokees in Indian Territory: From Chattel to Citizens. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2008.

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, 2009.

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, 2007.

Spivak, Gayatri. A Critique of Postcolonial Reason: Toward a History of the Vanishing Present. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1999.

Steady, Filomena Chioma. Ed. The Black Woman Cross-Culturally. Cambridge, Mass. : Schenkman, 1981.

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, 1998.

Terborg-Penn, Rosalyn and Andrea Benton Rushing. Women in Africa 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." Infanticide: Historical Perspectives on Child Murder and Concealment, 1550-2000. Ed. Mark Jackson. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, 2000.

Wing, Adrien Katherine. Global Critical Race Feminism: An International Reader. New York: New York University Press, 2000.

Wright, Michelle M. Becoming Black: Creating Identity in the African Diaspora. Durham: Duke University Press, 2004.

Yelvington, Kevin A (editor). Afro-Atlantic Dialogues: Anthropology in the Diaspora. Oxford: James Currey, 2006.

Zeleza, Paul Tiyambe. 2005. "Rewriting the African Diaspora: Beyond the Black Atlantic," African Affairs, 104.414: 35-68.

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