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Title:
Always elsewhere : travels of the Black Atlantic
Author:
Pettinger, Alasdair, 1959-
Publication Information:
London ; New York : Cassell, 1998.
Physical Description:
xix, 300 pages ; 25 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780304700844

9780304700851
Format :
Book

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Central Library G163 .A38 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

An anthology of personal accounts of inter-continental journeys by Africans and people of African descent, this selection ranges from early slave narratives to jet-age tourism, and covers a variety of voices and experiences: missionaries; social explorers; abolitionists; migrants; political leaders in exile; touring musicians; students; campaigners; and conference delegates. Its sources include letters, speeches, memoirs, autobiographies, travel books, anthropology and relevant poetry and fiction.


Summary

An anthology of personal accounts of inter-continental journeys by Africans and people of African descent, this selection ranges from early slave narratives to jet-age tourism, and covers a variety of voices and experiences: missionaries; social explorers; abolitionists; migrants; political leaders in exile; touring musicians; students; campaigners; and conference delegates. Its sources include letters, speeches, memoirs, autobiographies, travel books, anthropology and relevant poetry and fiction.


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Library Journal Review

This anthology of 50 travel pieces by African American, Caribbean, and African writers spans the the last three centuries. Among the writers included are Frederick Douglass, Richard Wright, Phillis Wheatley, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Edwidge Danticat. The book is divided by theme: the Middle Passage, the upheavals of migration and exile, impressions of Europe, journeys to Africa, official tours, and the concept of home. Each selection is preceded by a brief biography, and a bibliography and suggestions for further reading are included. The collection is to be commended for its sheer variety, featuring voices at at once lively (Sekai Nenza-Shand, "Following the Tracks Back"), acerbic (George C. Wolfe, "Git on Board"), and intimate (C.L.R. James, "Letters to Constance Webb") but never boring. Recommended for all collections.‘Ravi Shenoy, Hinsdale P.L., IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Library Journal Review

This anthology of 50 travel pieces by African American, Caribbean, and African writers spans the the last three centuries. Among the writers included are Frederick Douglass, Richard Wright, Phillis Wheatley, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Edwidge Danticat. The book is divided by theme: the Middle Passage, the upheavals of migration and exile, impressions of Europe, journeys to Africa, official tours, and the concept of home. Each selection is preceded by a brief biography, and a bibliography and suggestions for further reading are included. The collection is to be commended for its sheer variety, featuring voices at at once lively (Sekai Nenza-Shand, "Following the Tracks Back"), acerbic (George C. Wolfe, "Git on Board"), and intimate (C.L.R. James, "Letters to Constance Webb") but never boring. Recommended for all collections.‘Ravi Shenoy, Hinsdale P.L., IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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