Dr. Persephone Braham, African Diaspora in the Cultures of Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States
Dr. Persephone Braham, African Diaspora in the Cultures of Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States (University of Delaware, 2014). Developed from “The African Americas Project,” a symposium Dr. Braham organized with colleagues Carole Henderson and Julie McGee at UD in fall 2011, African Diaspora in the Cultures of Latin America is an edited volume on the cultural expressions of African diasporic experience in the Americas. The object of the volume is to communicate—and override—the limitations imposed by specific disciplinary approaches, which themselves reflect divisions arising from linguistic, geographical, and economic diversity. Presenting art, music, and other cultural production through multiple disciplinary lenses, the volume insists on the interconnectedness of histories, stories, and cultural and disciplinary expression, and the centrality of the Middle Passage in connecting Harlem and Brooklyn to Havana, Kingston, and Rio de Janeiro. This framework urges the reader to consider the Americas as a locus of African encounters that contain and regulate “white” history.