The Tears of the Black Man (Global African Voices) (Paperback)

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By Alain Mabanckou, Dominic Thomas (Translator)
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In The Tears of the Black Man, award-winning author Alain Mabanckou explores what it means to be black in the world today. Mabanckou confronts the long and entangled history of Africa, France, and the United States as it has been shaped by slavery, colonialism, and their legacy today. Without ignoring the injustices and prejudice still facing blacks, he distances himself from resentment and victimhood, arguing that focusing too intensely on the crimes of the past is limiting. Instead, it is time to ask: Now what? Embracing the challenges faced by ethnic minority communities today, The Tears of the Black Man looks to the future, choosing to believe that the history of Africa has yet to be written and seeking a path toward affirmation and reconciliation.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780253035837
ISBN-10: 025303583X
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication Date: July 11th, 2018
Pages: 86
Language: English
Series: Global African Voices