Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press (November 15, 2004)
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As early as 1914, in his pivotal essay "The international challenge of the colour Line," W.E.B. Du Bois was once charting a look for Afro-Asian unity and for a global anticolonialism. In "Afro-Orientalism, invoice Mullen lines the culture of progressive idea and writing constructed through African American and Asian American artists and intellectuals in keeping with Du Bois's problem. Afro-Orientalism unfolds right here as a particular strand of cultural and political paintings that contests the longstanding, dominant discourse approximately race and kingdom first totally named in Edward Said's "Orientalism. Mullen tracks Afro-Asian engagement with U.S. imperialism--including writings through Richard Wright, Grace and James Boggs, Robert F. Williams and Fred Ho--and better half struggles opposed to racism and capitalism all over the world. To this finish, he deals Afro-Orientalism as an antidote to essentialist, rase-based, or slender conceptions of ethnic reports and postcolonial stories, calling on students in those fields to reimagine their serious firms as collectively constituting and politically interdependent.