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Author Schipper, Mineke.
Title Boomstam en de krokodil. English
Imagining insiders : Africa and the question of belonging / Mineke Schipper.
Imprint London ; New York : Cassell, 1999.

Author Schipper, Mineke.
Series Literature, culture, and identity
Literature, culture, and identity.
Subject Race.
Difference (Psychology)
Africa -- Civilization -- Western influences.
Civilization, Western -- African influences.
Whites in literature.
Africans -- Race identity.
African Americans -- Race identity.
Description 1 online resource (x, 229 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 198-216) and index.
Summary This study surveys a wide range of writings and ideas out of Africa by people of African descent on the various ways in which "insiders" and "outsiders", "self" and "otherness" have been imagined and defined from African perspectives. Attention is focused on identity issues regarding Africa, Panafricanism, American Black culture, Negritude and Black Consciousness, as well as on whiteness and otherness, black versus white cultures and gender matters in a racialized context. Some theoretical issues in the academic debate on insiders and intercultural dialo.
Note Print version record.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Contents Acknowledgements; 1 Insiders and outsiders; 2 Homo caudatus: European imagination and its cultural outsiders; 3 The white man has no friends': The European Other in African oral and written literatures; 4 African roots and American black culture; 5 Negritude, Black Consciousness and beyond; 6 Black is beautiful or the whiteness of feminism; 7 Emerging from the shadows: Changing patterns in gender matters; 8 Knowledge is like an ocean: Insiders, outsiders and the academy; 9 Towards a culture of interdiscursivity; Interviews; Bibliography; Index
ISBN 9781847141989 (electronic bk.)
1847141986 (electronic bk.)
0304704784 (hbk.)
0304704792 (pbk.)
OCLC # 228657794
Additional Format Print version: Schipper, Mineke. Boomstam en de krokodil. English. Imagining insiders. London ; New York : Cassell, 1999 0304704784 9780304704781 (DLC) 99010213 (OCoLC)40684463

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