Dr. Ifeoma Kiddoe Nwankwo | Black Cosmopolitanism
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Black Cosmopolitanism

About This Research

Dr. Ifeoma Nwankwo’s Black Cosmopolitanism is a study of the differences, similarities, and relationships between the ways in which people of African descent express identity, specifically in and/or from Cuba, the U.S., and the British West Indies. The book marks nineteenth century works, following the Haitian Revolution, as a critical shift as it allowed for new discussion and insight of mutually related people of African descent.


Nwankwo asserts the idea that people of African descent were impelled to choose a definite stance toward the insurrection and, consequently, the establishment of the first Black republic in the Americas. This forced positioning ultimately led to literature that described identities shaped specifically in reaction against the Atlantic hierarchy’s denial of the people of African descent’s transnational identity, as well as their “humanity and worthiness for national citizenship.


Link: http://www.upenn.edu/pennpress/book/14151.html

African Americans, African Descent, British West Indies, Cuba, Haitian Revolution