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A specialist in African affairs, cultures, or languages.
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(Professions) a person specializing in the study of African affairs or culture
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(ˈæf rɪ kə nɪst)

a person who specializes in the cultures or languages of Africa.
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Given the obvious limitations of Africanist research produced primarily outside Africa, it is in the interests of African and Africanist scholars both in Africa and in the global North and beyond to support this process both personally and politically.
Calling on Anne Anlin Cheng's idea of racial melancholy, I mean to argue in this essay that Stevens's encounters with an Africanist presence could be the site of a searching but frustrated effort to overcome racial division and specifically to acknowledge and mourn the legacy of racist violence in American society.
While the analytical perspective this paper negates could ostensibly be passed for some kind of affirmation lending universality and global impact to black South African fiction, the vantage point I adopt in this essay is congruous with the view that a more genuine achievement of such empowerment is a widening of the impact of black South African fiction written in English along with its Africanist anchor.
When Maya Angelou Lived in Egypt and Ghana In 1961, Maya Angelou, already a civil rights worker, and her then partner Vusumzi Make, an exiled activist from South Africa (he was a leading Pan Africanist Congress member), moved to Cairo, Egypt.
Among the topics are the narratives of the postcolony in Wole Soyinka's The Interpreters, Eastern African slavery in life and literature, an interview with the septuagenarian Afro-German Africanist Wonja Michael, and romantic and revolutionary visions of Caribbean history.
Over the years, Samar has consistently and deservedly earned the reputation of a highly distinguished feminist scholar and unique 'Africanist.' Indeed, she has contributed immensely to the promotion and development of global multidisciplinary scholarship generally, and most significantly, to the dissemination of African intellectual production for almost one decade.
Historians and Africanist scholars have begun to reconsider state efforts to promote their policies and build national cultures through music, dance, and other cultural practices in the 1960s and 1970s.
Maxwell, Africanist and specialist in Zimbabwe church history, as Dixie Professor of Church History at the University of Cambridge, effective July 2011.
The Elliott P Skinner Book Award is given to the author of a work that furthers the global community of Africanist scholars and the wider interests of the African continent, with special consideration of work based upon extensive research in the field or offering new methods for fieldwork in Africa.
The African Studies Program at the University of Oregon will present Africanist scholar Dr.
By developing process-based curriculum and drawing diversity-sensitive faculty, Hagood encourages a climate where ballet, modern, Spanish, and Africanist traditions flourish on even ground.
108), the author infuses American historiography with a decidedly Africanist perspective, namely in emphasizing kinship as an organizing force in American slaves' informal economies and property ownership.