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The African predicament and the American experience : a tale of two Edens /
Ali A. Mazrui.
imprint
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2004.
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xvi, 120 p.
ISBN
0275978281 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2004.
isbn
0275978281 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
5125483
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Ali A. Mazrui is Albert Schweitzer Professor in the Humanities and Director of the Institute of Global Cultural Studies at Binghamton University, State University of New York.
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Reference & Research Book News, August 2004
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Summaries
Unpaid Annotation
Mazrui examines the importance of Africa--historically, culturally, economically--in the development of the West, particularly the United States. He contrasts this demonstrable importance with the combination of neglect and malice directed at Africa and those of African descent by the West and by the United States in particular.
Long Description
Mazrui examines the importance of Africahistorically, culturally, and economicallyin the development of the West, particularly the United States. And he contrasts this demonstrable importance with the combination of neglect and malice directed at Africa and those of African descent by the West and by the United States in particular. As Mazrui illustrates throughout, this is a tale of two Edens: Africa as the Eden of Lost Innocence and America as the Eden of Current Power and Future Fulfillment. People of African ancestry have been part of the vanguard for the Edenization of America. But America is also influencing the first Eden: Africa. America is a major force in the liberalization of black people in Africa; and black people are a major force in the democratization of all people in America.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Mazrui examines the importance of Africa in the development of the West, particularly the United States.
Long Description
Mazrui examines the importance of Africa--historically, culturally, and economically--in the development of the West, particularly the United States. And he contrasts this demonstrable importance with the combination of neglect and malice directed at Africa and those of African descent by the West and by the United States in particular. As Mazrui illustrates throughout, this is a tale of two Edens: Africa as the Eden of Lost Innocence and America as the Eden of Current Power and Future Fulfillment. People of African ancestry have been part of the vanguard for the Edenization of America. But America is also influencing the first Eden: Africa. America is a major force in the liberalization of black people in Africa; and black people are a major force in the democratization of all people in America.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. ix
Introduction: The Global Contextp. xi
African Migrations and American Diversityp. 1
African Nations and American Diplomacyp. 19
Africa's Reception and America's Transmissionp. 47
American Values and African Experiencep. 67
Conclusion: The Black Experience and the American Empirep. 93
Selected Bibliographyp. 109
Indexp. 115
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