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Joining Africa From Anthills to Asmara

Cantalupo, Charles

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ISBN 10: 1611860369 / ISBN 13: 9781611860368
Published by Michigan State University Press, 2012
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Title: Joining Africa From Anthills to Asmara

Publisher: Michigan State University Press

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:As New

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This eye-opening personal history tells the story of an American college professor’s twenty-year engagement with a thriving Africa rarely encountered by Western visitors, including an extraordinary connection to poets across the continent. At once adventurous, spiritual, political, dreamlike, and humorous, Joining Africa is a unique documentary of a journey through the continent, including an intense five-year encounter with economically struggling but culturally fertile Eritrea. The Africa presented here is neither a postcolonial study nor an exotic tourist destination. It is rich with the voices of its people, whose languages, Cantalupo argues, have greater potential to effect change than any NGO or high-profile celebrity. In vibrant prose, Cantalupo’s book extends a stirring invitation to reevaluate how we engage both individually and collectively with this remarkable part of the world.

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Charles Cantalupo is Distinguished Professor of English, Comparative Literature, and African Studies at Penn State University, Schuylkill.

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