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Relations Between Africans and African Americans: Misconceptions, Myths and Realities
African Countries: An Introduction: Maps Included: Vol. I
Black Conservatives in the United States

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Relations Between Africans and African Americans: Misconceptions, Myths and Realities
African Countries: An Introduction with Maps
Black Conservatives in the United States
Africa After Independence: Realities of Nationhood with Photos
Africa and America in The Sixties: A Decade That Changed The Nation and The Destiny of A Continent
Life in Tanganyika in The Fifties: My Reflections and Narratives from the White Settler Community and Others with Photos
Africa Since The Sixties
Investment Opportunities in Africa
Life Under Nyerere

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Godfrey Mwakikagile, Relations Between Africans and African Americans: Misconceptions, Myths and Realities (Continental Press, 2006), 588 pages, ISBN 0620347457.

This work looks at relations between Africans and African Americans from the perspective of an African, and of shared perceptions on both sides of the Atlantic. Incorporated into the analysis are stories of individuals who have interacted, worked and lived with members of both groups in Africa and in the United States, including the author himself. Stereotypes and misunderstandings of each other constitute an integral part of this study, explained from both perspectives, African and African-American.

The author, a former journalist in Tanzania and now an academic author whose books are found in public and university libraries around the world, lived in the United States, mostly in the black community, for more than 30 years. He articulates his position from the vantage point of someone who has lived on both sides of the Atlantic, focusing on a subject that has generated a lot of interest among Africans and African Americans through the years. And it continues to be one of great misunderstanding between the two sides, in spite of increased contacts and communication between Africa and Black America, and between individual Africans and African Americans in the United States and in Africa.

What is the state of relations between Africans and African Americans? How do Africans see black Americans, and how do black Americans see them? What is their experience with American blacks and what is the experience of black Americans with them, individually and collectively, and in general? How are Africans accepted by black people in the United States? And how are black Americans accepted in Africa? Do Africans see American blacks as fellow Africans, cousins or distant cousins, or just as Americans?

These are some of the questions answered in this book, written by an African, and based on his experience of more than 30 years interacting with African Americans, and on the experiences of many Africans and African Americans quoted in this study:




Chapter One:

Enduring Ties Between Africa and the Diaspora

Chapter Two:

My Life with African Americans

Chapter Three:

The Image of Africa in America

Chapter Four:

The Attitude of Africans Towards African Americans

Chapter Five:

The Attitude of African Americans Towards Africans

Chapter Six:

Misconceptions About Each Other

Chapter Seven:

African Americans in Tanzania: Black Panther Leader

Pete O'Neal and Others

Chapter Eight:

Back to the Motherland: Fihankra

An African-American Settlement and

other African Americans in Ghana

Appendix I:

What Africans and African Americans

Think About Their Relations: Voices From Within

Appendix II:

Other Perspectives:

African and African American

Appendix III:

Reparations for African Americans

Suggested Works

About the Author

Pan-African Books publishes scholarly non-fiction works and other titles of interest to members of the general public and the academic community. It has two imprints: Continental Press and National Academic Press.

We specialize in these areas: economics, history, international affairs, race relations, political science, philosophy, psychology, and sociology, with a strong emphasis on Third World issues, especially those dealing with Africa.

The focus on Africa was dictated by the continent's potential as a major player in the international arena in spite of the peripheral role it plays today in a world where it is also ignored because of its marginal status especially after the end of the Cold War.

But African countries do have the potential, enormous potential once fully harnessed, to be significant players in the global theatre and can greatly influence the course of events in this era of globalization. And that includes conflicts in different parts of Africa which have the potential to have an impact on the international system, however negative this influence may be.

The emphasis on Third World studies in general was also dictated by the same concern. It is the Third World which has the largest population, and the largest amount of natural resources. It is also in the Third World where most conflicts are taking place, threatening to destabilize the entire globe.

Besides Third World issues, we are also interested in works written from an international perspective and which address global issues with a direct impact on Africa. Studies of interest include the role of multinational corporations in the global economy; the power projection capabilities of the United States as the sole super power after the collapse of the Soviet Union; the emergence of the People's Republic of China as a potential super power and main rival of the United States especially in the Third World with particular emphasis on Africa; the disproportionate influence of the metropolitan powers in a global context and its effect on African countries; and threats to the stability of the international system dominated by the industrial West, caused by this disequilibrium.

Another area of great interest to us is race relations in the United States, and relations between Africa and Black America. Emphasis is on contemporary issues. One of these subjects is the black conservative phenomenon in contemporary America that has not been fully explored but which continues to generate a lot of interest across the ideological spectrum.

Authors include Godfrey Mwakikagile, a Tanzanian writer, who has written a number of books about Africa and Black America. Another one of our authors is Amadou Taal, chief economist of the Republic of Gambia, West Africa, and head of a number of ministries under President Sir Dawda Jawara, later chairman of Worldview (Gambia) and political and economic consultant, whose forthcoming book is a critical study of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), co-authored by Godfrey Mwakikagile.
One of our popular books focuses on race relations and the rise of conservatism as the main ideology in the United States since the end of the civil rights movement. The decline of liberalism has been one of the most prominent features of the American political landscape in the post-civil rights era, and this book captures the essence of this disturbing phenomenon.
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Malcolm X
Malcolm X being interviewed in BBC Broadcasting House in London in January 1964, one year before his assassination in February 1965.

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Patrice Lumumba soon after he was arrested and
not long before he was assassinated.

Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, Lion of Judah, King of Kings, a driving force behind the establishment of the Organization of African Unity (OAU).

Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. He blazed the trail for the African independence movement.

Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, the Grand Old Man of the African independence struggle.

African university graduates
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Mwalimu Julius Nyerere
Martin Luther King
Dr. Martin Luther King,
March on Washington
African children
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