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AFROPEAN

Pitts Johny

Oprawa:
TWARDA

Wydawca:
Penguin Books Ltd

Data premiery:
2019-06-06

ISBN:
9780141984728

105,00 PLN
Wysyłamy w 21 dni

Opis produktu

Johny Pitts is a writer photographer and broadcast journalist. He has received various awards for his work exploring AfricanEuropean identity including a Decibel Penguin Prize and an ENAR (European Network Against Racism) award. He is the curator of the online journal Afropean.com part of the Guardians Africa Network and has collaborated with Caryl Philips on a photographic essay about Londons immigrant communities for the BBC and Arts Council.Johny Pitts is a writer photographer and broadcast journalist. He has received various awards for his work exploring AfricanEuropean identity including a Decibel Penguin Prize and an ENAR (European Network Against Racism) award. He is the curator of the online journal Afropean.com part of the Guardians Africa Network and has collaborated with Caryl Philips on a photographic essay about Londons immigrant communities for the BBC and Arts Council.Afropean announces the arrival of an impassioned author able to deftly navigate and illuminate a black world that for many would otherwise have remained unseen[Pitts] talent for sharp summary is apparent early on...a natural talent for describing cities and their atmospherea beautiful study of black identity in Europeit is remarkable how quickly he gets to the soul of a place [...] What is consistently impressive throughout Pittss work is his ability to blend fact with anecdote: the effect is often cinematic. At times you may feel that instead of reading a nonfiction book you are watching a wellpaced historical thrillerThis book is a revelation: a humane empathetic urgent and truly eyeopening journey through lives and voices that are so often overlooked and unheard. Johny Pitts brings us Europe on its own termsFascinating urgent and stirring. His humility and honesty are wonderfully refreshing and by the end of the book our perception of the old continent has been challenged and reimaginedAfropean seizes the blur of contradictions that have obscured Europes relationship with blackness and paints it into something new confident and lyrical. That a work like this is long overdue does nothing to detract from the originality of Pitts accomplishmentA quest to find unity among African Europeans introduces a singular new voice and reveals an unseen continent...Afropean announces the arrival of an impassioned author able to deftly navigate and illuminate a black world that for many would otherwise have remained unseen.A revelation Owen JonesAfropean seizes the blur of contradictions that have obscured Europes relationship with blackness and paints it into something new confident and lyrical Afua Hirsch A Guardian Best Book of 2019 so far Afropean. Here was a space where blackness was taking part in shaping European identity ... A continent of Algerian flea markets Surinamese shamanism German Reggae and Moorish castles. Yes all this was part of Europe too ... With my brown skin and my British passport still a ticket into mainland Europe at the tim

Data Publikacji: 2019-06-06
Wymiary: 222 mm 144 mm 37 mm 529 gr

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