By Kersuze Simeon-Jones
Literary and Sociopolitical Writings of the Black Diaspora within the 19th and 20th Centuries examines the literary hobbies of the black Diaspora, courting from the 19th to the 20th century, when it comes to the sociopolitical activities. The publication specializes in the philosophies of schooling embedded in the literary and sociopolitical ideas of every circulate: Pan-Africanism, Garveyism, IndigZnisme, New Negro Renaissance, NZgritude and the Afrocriollo pursuits.
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Formulating an exact definition of Pan-Africanism is a difficult task, for it cannot be indisputably periodized, nor can it be a definitive concept. Therefore, an acceptable concept of Pan-Africanism should offer a list of the major component ideas and a critical analysis of their relation. As Esedebe concludes, the definition of Pan-Africanism is at best a synthesis of various definitions. ”50 Esedebe’s outline of the key precepts of Pan-Africanism encompasses continental and global Pan-Africanism, with the awareness that Africa’s development and the development of its descendants abroad are equally important and should work relationally.
37. Garvey, Philosophy, vii. 38. , 14. 39. Elliot Rudwick, “W. E. B. Du Bois: Protagonist of the Afro-American Protest,” Black Leaders of the Twentieth Century (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1982) 78. 40. , 78. 41. Esedebe, Pan-Africanism, 1. 42. J. Ayodele Langley, Pan-Africanism and Nationalism in West Africa, 1900–1945 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1973) viii. 43. , viii. 44. , 3. Interpreting Concepts within the Diaspora 31 45. Imanuel Geiss, The Pan-African Movement: A History of Pan-Africanism in America, Europe and Africa.
Responding to his call, Toussaint Louverture began the journey to re-establish freedom and dignity among the race in order to give black folk their proper place within the human community. As the “général en chef,” the chief general, to the government of SaintDomingue, and later, in 1801, as the “Gouverneur Général à vie,” Governor General for life in Saint-Domingue, Louverture started to apply the laws of natural, civil, and political liberties for blacks in the colony. By 1801 Toussaint Louverture began to build civil and governmental buildings throughout Saint-Domingue, and for the first time since the inception of the Atlantic Slave Trade, blacks in Saint-Domingue started to experience natural liberty.
Literary and Sociopolitical Writings of the Black Diaspora in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries by Kersuze Simeon-Jones