ISBN 9789988647674
Pages 274
Dimensions 234 x 156 mm
Published 2017
Publisher Sub-Saharan Publishers, Ghana
Format Paperback

Fight for Freedom

Black Resistance and Identity

edited by Tony Talburt, Moussa Traoré

Although there has been a number of studies on black resistance, very few of these have focused exclusively on such a wide range of resistance campaigns and strategies within a single volume. One of the central arguments of this study is that from as early as the sixteenth century, when Europeans attempted to systematically exploit Africans, black people have engaged in a variety of organised and sustained resistance campaigns to assert their independence and identity.

This book examines some of the different strategies employed by black people in Africa and the Diaspora in response to European domination and exploitation. Drawing upon research from scholars based at the University of Cape Coast in Ghana and the University of the West Indies, Jamaica, this collection of original essays covers the academic disciplines of African and Caribbean history, literature, politics and psychology.

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About the Editors

Tony Talburt

Tony Talburt (PhD) is a lecturer in the Centre for African and International Studies at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. His main research interest is in the areas of international development and African and Caribbean politics and history. 

Moussa Traoré

Moussa Traoré is a Lecturer in Comparative Literature at the University of Cape Coast in Ghana. He holds a PhD in World Literature from Illinois State University and his area of research is Postcolonial Studies, Diasporan Literature, Ecocriticism and Translation. Dr. Traoré has presented papers at several international conferences and he published a book titled Intersecting Pan-Africanisms: Africa, North America and the Caribbean in 2012. He is currently doing some research on Literature and Migration.

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