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, 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?
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.
The author, a former journalist in Tanzania and now an academic author whose books are found in public and
university libraries around the world, has 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.