Join us for the book launch of Pan-Africanism: A History with author Hakim Adi & Rahel Kassahun, in a new edition from 1804 Books. The first survey of the Pan-African movement this century, this book provides a history of the individuals and organisations that have sought the unity of all those of African origin as the basis for advancement and liberation. Initially an idea and movement that took root among the African Diaspora, in more recent times Pan-Africanism has been embodied in the African Union, the organisation of African states which includes the entire African Diaspora as its ‘sixth region’.
Hakim Adi covers many of the key political figures of the 20th century, including Du Bois, Garvey, Malcolm X, Nkrumah and Gaddafi, as well as Pan-African culture expression from Négritude to the wearing of the Afro hair style and the music of Bob Marley.
Pre-order the new edition from 1804 Books here!
Hakim Adi is an award-winning author, activist, and historian who specializes in the history of Africa and the African diaspora and particularly the influence of Communism and Pan-Africanism on anti-colonial and anti-imperialist struggles across the world. His most recent book, African and Caribbean People in Britain: A History, is shortlisted for the prestigious Wolfson History Prize in the United Kingdom
Rahel Kassahun is the Founder of the Africa Unbound Center, an organization dedicated to promoting a culture of excellence rooted in African identity. Dr. Rahel has worked in global institutions (World Bank, UN, UNDP), regional organizations (Coalition for Dialogue on Africa established by the African Development Bank, African Union and UN ECA) and has partnered with numerous private and public institutions on various projects. Dr. Rahel serves as a member of multiple boards including the Ethiopian Independent Council of Economic Advisors and Addis Ababa University.
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