Afropean by Johny Pitts

Afropean

'Afropean. Here was a space where blackness was taking part in shaping European identity ... A continent of Algerian flea markets, Surinamese shamanism, German Reggae and Moorish castles. Yes, all this was part of Europe too, and these were people and places it needed to understand and embrace if it wanted fully functional societies. And Black Europeans, too, need to demand the right to document and disseminate our stories ... With my brown skin ...


Details Afropean

TitleAfropean
ISBN9780141984728
Author
Release DateJun 6th, 2019
PublisherAllen Lane
LanguageEnglish
GenreNonfiction, Travel, Culture, Society
Rating

Reviews Afropean

  • Radiantflux
    2019-06-14
    76th book for 2019.An enjoyable, informative UK black-backpackers trip through Western Europe. While I enjoyed the book, I would have liked deeper and broader overview (there is nothing on Eastern Europe—Russia gets a mention—and nothing on Italy or Greece). For instance, the only entry to Germany, was Berlin, where Pitts seemed to have divided time between Left-Radicals and the Jamaican community. I know there was a much more interesting and...
  • Jearl Boatswain
    2019-07-14
    Now, I'm openly biased when I say I loved this book. Having studied European Studies with French and Spanish I could probably count the number of works by and or centered Black Europeans that I studied throughout my 4 years of study on one hand. One of those being an extract from Franz Fanon’s `The Wretched of the Earth’ from an introduction to French culture in history module from my first year. (At 8:30am on a Monday morning, hardly anyone ...