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African, American: From Tarzan to Dreams from My Father Africa in the US Imagination

Length: 395 pages6 hours


Draws on a remarkable range of pop culture and historical source material – from Ernest Hemingway to Richard Wright, the African Queen to the Lion King
Addresses such topical events such as Kony2012, American responses to the Ebola crisis, and responses to Obama's Kenyan parentage
Includes both white and African-American views on Africa, and how they have evolved over time
Highly relevant given the increased prominence enjoyed by African authors/thinkers in America, such as Teju Cole and Chimamanda Adichie

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