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The Handbook of Black Studies is the first resource to bring together research and scholarship in the field of African-American studies in one volume. Editors Molefi Kete Asante and Maulana Karenga, along with a pre-eminent group of contributors, examine various aspects of the field of Black Studies. Organized into three parts, this Handbook explores historical and cultural foundations, philosophical and conceptual bases, and critical and analytical concepts.

An African Nationalist Ideology in Diaspora and the Development Quagmire: Political Implications
An african nationalist ideology in diaspora and the development quagmire: Political implications

When Ghana obtained its independence from Britain in 1958, Africa started a decolonization phase. By the end of the 1960s, most of the former colonies of Britain and France had obtained their independence. A notable feature of all the independent states was what one could characterize as the absence of a clear and discernible African ideology to serve as the basis for the development of the respective states. The African development problematic, particularly in West Africa, cannot be fully analyzed and understood without addressing the strong organic link of some of these states with their North American Diaspora past. Two states—Sierra Leone ...

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