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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

This 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 courageous empathetic and insightful workA 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.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 tooAfropean is an ontheground documentary of the places where Europeans of African descent live their lives. Setting off from his hometown of Sheffield Johny Pitts makes his way through Paris Brussels Amsterdam Berlin Stockholm Moscow Rome Marseilles and Lisbon through council estates political spaces train stations tour groups and underground arts scenes. Here is an alternative map of the continent revealing plural identities and liminal landscapes from a Cape Verdean shantytown on the outskirts of Lisbon to Rinkeby the eighty per cent Muslim area of Stockholm from West African students at university in Moscow to the notorious Paris suburb of Clichy Sous Bois. A Europe populated by Egyptian nomads Sudanese restaurateurs BelgoCongolese painters. Their voices speak to Afropean experiences that demand to be heard.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 time of writing I set out in search of the Afropeans on a cold October morning.Afropean is an ontheground documentary of areas where Europeans of African descent are juggling their multiple allegiances and forging new identities. Here is an alternative map of the continent taking the reader to places like Cova Da Moura the Cape Verdean shantytown on the outskirts of Lisbon with its own underground economy and Rinkeby the area of Stockholm

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

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