As I Run Toward Africa
As I Run Toward Africa is the extraordinary memoir of a boy from a small South Georgia town and its antebellum traditions, seductions, and malices to his eventual position as the most prolific African American author. Asante's experience in the Geechee-Gullah milieu of Georgia s coastal plains with its mystic and plaintive longing for Africa propelled him toward a conscious grasp of the meaning of loss, displacement, and dislocation, leading him to develop ideas that would reorient what he called slave thinking toward a more useful centered thinking for peoples of African descent worldwide. Asante rose to become the first permanent director of UCLA's Center for Afro American Studies, the editor of the Journal of Black Studies, a full professor at State University of New York at Buffalo by the age of 30, and the creator of the first doctoral program in African American Studies at Temple University.
Barack Obama: Political Frontiers And Racial Agency
Ama Mazama and Molefi Kete Asante explore the Obama era—the confluence of the political, technological, social, economic, and religious dimensions of Obama’s campaign, election, and presidency. Culled from hundreds of articles in journals across the social sciences—in political science, sociology, African American studies, and communication--this illuminating collection deals with the complexities of the Obama phenomenon from critical research perspective, marking the era as a transformation brought about by a transitional leader. Part introductions offer needed framing and context to facilitate debate and discussion.
The African American People: A Global History
The African American People is the first history of the African American people to take a global look at the role African Americans have played in the world. Author Molefi Kete Asante synthesizes the familiar narratives of African American history and demonstrates how the African people who found themselves forcibly part of the United States impacted the rest of the world. Designed for a range of readers studying African American History or African American Studies, The African American People takes the story from Africa to the Americas, and follows the diaspora through the Underground Railroad to Canada, and on to Africa, the Caribbean, South America, Europe, Asia, and around the globe.