This book provides important aspects of African diasporic experiences, covering the mass movement of Africans to Asia, Europe, and United States of America, the resistance to the epistemic violence caused by slavery and slave revolts, and the survival of African culture in the Diaspora. The book also explores the role of arts in fostering development as well as the influence of slavery and religion on Africans. Given the contradictions that continue to define African experiences in the global capitalist system, the book offers some alternative points of departure.
Samuel Ojo Oloruntoba is a Senior Lecturer and the Coordinator of the Research cluster on Innovation and Developmental Regionalism at the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa. He obtained his PhD in Political Science with specialization in International Political Economy of Trade from the University of Lagos, Nigeria, where he is a tenured Faculty member. Oloruntoba is the author of Regionalism and Integration in Africa: EU-ACP Economic Partnership Agreements and Euro-Nigeria Relations, and co-editor of Regenerating Africa: Bringing African Solutions to African Problems and the forthcoming Palgrave Handbook on African Politics, Governance and Development. Oloruntoba received the 2016 Wangari Maathai Award for Innovative Research Leadership at the University of Texas in Austin.