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By Eva Rask Knudsen,Ulla Rahbek

In seek of the Afropolitan explores human encounters and moments that talk to the demanding situations of being a 21st century African of the realm. opposed to the historical past of an attractive evaluate of the heated debate on Afropolitanism and what constitutes an Afropolitan, the authors flip to literature and its intrinsic ability for unfolding the human determine of the African as inherently advanced and multidimensional. via a close probing of the Afropolitan in literary narratives, the booklet enters into conversations approximately self-understanding and the signification of Africa within the contexts of world mobility.

The booklet conceives of Afropolitanism as a versatile house of inquiry that curbs the inclination to set the definition of the ‘ism’ in stone. as an alternative, it makes an attempt to distil, via close-up personality analyses, a multifarious feel of what it skill to be Afropolitan within the modern second. In that experience, the encounters we come upon within the literary narratives produce unforeseen ontological negotiations on what it ability to be African on the planet at the present time. As a distinct characteristic of In seek of the Afropolitan, the authors’ conversations with in demand writers, thinkers, and critics offer a full of life context for the continued debate on Afropolitanism and the Afropolitan.

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