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Africanization and Americanization Anthology, Volume 1: Searching for Inter-racial, Interstitial, Inter-sectional, and Interstates meeting spaces, Africa Vs North America, comprises of 107 pieces from 43 poets, 4 essayists, 6 storytellers, and 1 playwright from North America and Africa regions: professors, leading theorists and researchers. The contributors are: Barbara Foley, Barbara Howard, Biko Agozino, poets; A.D Winans, Tim Hall, C Liegh McInnis, Nat Turner, Allan Kolski Horwitz, Changming Yuan, Tiel Aisha Ansari, Diane Raptosh, Wanjohi wa Makokha, storytellers; Paris Smith, Sheree Ren�e Thomas, and journalists; Kenneth Weene and several other essayists, street poets, academicians, musicians, visual artists... This collection is vibrant, discursive, penetrating, and is invaluable to literary and language experts, poetry collections, social and human scientists, political theorists, race theorists, development practioners, students, general readers and many others.

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Africanization and Americanization Anthology
Africanization and Americanization AnthologyVolume 1: Searching for Inter-racial, Interstitial, Inter-sectional, and Interstates meeting spaces Africa vs North America
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Africanization and Americanization Anthology, Volume 1: Searching for Inter-racial, Interstitial, Inter-sectional, and Interstates meeting spaces Africa Vs North America
Edited by: Tendai Rinos Mwanaka
Mwanaka Media and Publishing Pvt Ltd, Chitungwiza Zimbabwe * Creativity, Wisdom and Beauty
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Publisher: Mmap Mwanaka Media and Publishing Pvt Ltd 24 Svosve Road, Zengeza 1 Chitungwiza Zimbabwe mwanaka@yahoo.com https//mwanakamediaandpublishing.weebly.com Distributed in and outside N. America by African Books Collective orders@africanbookscollective.com www.africanbookscollective.com ISBN: 978-0-7974-8616-4 EAN: 9780797486164 © Tendai Rinos Mwanaka 2018 All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, mechanical or electronic, including photocopying and recording, or be stored in any information storage or retrieval system, without written permission from the publisher DISCLAIMER All views expressed in this publication are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views ofMmap.
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Contents Table Notes on contributors……………………………………ix-xxii Introduction……………………………………………xxiii-xxvi Part 1: Institutional Racism, Leadership and Governance….1-34 PRIMARY FACTS:Allan Kolski Horwitz (South Africa)Exodus:Alvin Kathembe (Kenya) Wars, Coming Home:Raymond Nat Turner (USA) The STRESS goes on...and on... and on...:Tim Hall (USA)Black Ops:Charlie R. Braxton (USA) The Plague:Yugo Gabriel Egboluche (Nigeria)Sizobuya-We shall return:Mbizo Chirasha (Zimbabwe)Granny drove over the ice-cream Boy! (after Rudyard Kipling):Sharon Hammond (South Africa) Banana republics:Mbizo Chirasha (Zimbabwe)I want to be Nnalongo!:Kariuki wa Nyamu (Kenya)“…Look away, look away…”:Raymond Nat Turner (USA)Let’s start on at them:Kariuki wa Nyamu (Kenya)A TRUMP POSTCARD TO TRUMP:Wanjohi wa Makokha (Kenya) COLLAPSE OF CIVILIZATION:Duane L. Herrmann (USA)TATTOOS FOR THE MOTHERLAND:Wanjohi wa Makokha (Kenya) A Jaundiced Perspective:Frank De Canio (USA) On footpath with long eye of history:Rogers Atukunda (Uganda) Part 2: Slave Trade…………………………………………35-62 Vessels of dreams:Tendai Rinos Mwanaka (Zimbabwe)Bagamoyo:Tiel Aisha Ansari (USA)NATIVES:Abdullahi Garba Lamè (Nigeria)Sun smiles to snows:Eniola Olaosebikan (Nigeria)
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Cracks of my skin:Abel Sehloho (South Africa) Declaración de la Libertad:Charlie R. Braxton (USA)An American Still Life:Elizabeth Upshur (USA) Head and hands:Eniola Olaosebikan (Nigeria)FOOT NOTES ON EQUALITY:Karl W. Carter, Jr (USA)ANOTHER MAN DONE GONE:NURENI Ibrahim (Nigeria)BLOOD-RHYTHM:Karl W. Carter, Jr (USA) THE RHYTHM OF EPIPHANY:NURENI Ibrahim (Nigeria) Mama Millipede:Rogers Atukunda (Uganda) Below Stairs:Tim Greenwood (UK/USA)Pledge of My Allegiance:Tim Hall (USA)Decolonized:Arika Elizenberry (USA) POEM FRUIT:Duane L. Herrmann (USA)Part 3: Nonfictions…………………………………………63-114 “A Dramatic Picture . . . of Woman from Feudalism to Fascism”: Richard Wright’s Black Hope:Barbara Foley (USA)Unschooling the African to deschool society:Rogers Atukunda (Uganda) Fallacy of the Divine Tongue than the Pen in Ngugi’s Rurimi Na Karamu:Alexander Opicho (Kenya)Free Merry Jay: A True Science Fiction:Biko Agozino (Nigeria) Part 4: Self Hatred…………………………………………115-120 Blue Colored Glasses (for Pecola):C. Liegh McInnis (USA)Sophie:TANATSEI GAMBURA (Zimbabwe)I asked God what he thought about guns:Sharon Hammond (South Africa) The Conception of Tragedies:TANATSEI GAMBURA (Zimbabwe)Dawn’s Café – Seligman:Tiel Aisha Ansari (USA)
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Part 5: Racism, Bigotry, Tribalism, and Tragedies………121-148 Why Do You Hate Me?:Barbara L. Howard (USA) Guess Who Come Out the Winner? (or is it To Dinner):Frank De Canio (USA) Graves on the Reservation:John Kaniecki (USA)NoBigotsAllowed (in the NBA):Frank De Canio (USA)A Murder in Irvington:John Kaniecki (USA)Yalobusha County:Tim Hall (USA)Racism Listen! Tribalism listen!:Alexander Opicho (Kenya)Red Summer 1919:Arika Elizenberry (USA) Lost Boy of Sudan:Nancy Scott (USA) The hyphen between African and Amerikan is Wyoming-wide: Raymond Nat Turner (USA) Mgeni:Tiel Aisha Ansari (USA) WHEN A BLACK BOY WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT: A.D Winans (USA)JIM CROW:NURENI Ibrahim (Nigeria)Blood in the Soil: A Tribute to the Gibbs/Green Tragedy, May 14, 1970:Barbara L. Howard (USA)The Molassacre:Arika Elizenberry (USA)Part 6: Migrants, Irritants, Aliens and Assimilation……149-158 FROM EXILE TO INXILE:Wanjohi wa Makokha (Kenya)Merchants:Yugo Gabriel Egboluche (Nigeria)WE THE MIGRANTS:Alexander Opicho (Kenya)That song will surely trend!:Kariuki wa Nyamu (Kenya)Part 7: Fictions……………………………………………159-198 COUNTRY CLUB:Paris Smith (USA)
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Black Lives and My White Privilege: Lessons from Childhood: Kenneth Weene (USA)LOSING IKO:Kanika Welch (USA)The Question:Antonio Garcia (South Africa) The Grassdreaming Tree:Sheree Renée Thomas (USA)OLD MAN, DREAMS, WRITING: Tendai Rinos Mwanaka (Zimbabwe) Part 8: Language, Identity, Colour and Colourism……199-216 Languacolonization:Changming Yuan (Canada) The Tongue We Dream In:Sheree Renée Thomas (USA)Is There a Difference Between Purple and Grape?:C. Liegh McInnis (USA) Heartbeat:Sibusiso Ernest Masilela (South Africa)Return Song, or Why I Went South:Sheree Renée Thomas (USA)Anthem of the Black poet:Mbizo Chirasha (Zimbabwe)Black:Mikateko E. Mbambo (South Africa)Family Tree:Diane Raptosh (USA)Untitled:Katisha Burt (USA)I AM HUMAN:LIKETSO RAMAFIKENG (Lesotho)Africa:John Kaniecki (USA)Return Afrika, Afrika Return:Mikateko E. Mbambo (South Africa)Haiku Series on Beloved:Elizabeth Upshur (USA) A SONG FOR LEROI JONES/AMIRI BARAKA:Karl W. Carter, Jr (USA) Part 9: Cultural Diversity, Transcontinental, Transactional, Meeting Spaces..................................................................217-252 Black Man:C. Liegh McInnis (USA)Me:Eniola Olaosebikan (Nigeria) Hope:Barbara L. Howard (USA)
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i’m off to Africa:Archie Swanson (South Africa) Lost Boy of Sudan in America:Nancy Scott (USA) IDENTITY LOST:Ntensibe Joseph (Uganda)to the usa:Archie Swanson (South Africa) Before you Go:Alyestal Hamilton (Canada)STITCHED APERTURE:Ntensibe. Joseph (Uganda) For Kendrick:Alyestal Hamilton (Canada)MEMORIES:Roy Venketsamy (South Africa)Of Water and Justice:Charlie R. Braxton (USA)Dear Africa:Clarity R. Mapengo (Zimbabwe)Dear Zygote:Diane Raptosh (USA) In these fissures:Clarity R. Mapengo (Zimbabwe) American Zebra: Praise Song for the Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument, Hagerman, Idaho:Diane Raptosh (USA): Cliché’s:Katisha Burt (USA)Black boy, White girl:Tendai Rinos Mwanaka (Zimbabwe)My mess, my message:Katisha Burt (USA)WE ARE YOUNG:LIKETSO RAMAFIKENG (Lesotho)The Impossibility of Let it Go:Sharon Hammond (South Africa)Asgardia: Second Choice:Changming Yuan (Canada)Brothers at a distance:Lind Grant-Oyeye (Canada)Some Day:Changming Yuan (Canada)Part 10: Play………………………………………………253-273 BOOK MARKS:Allan Kolski Horwitz (South Africa)
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About editor Tendai Rinos Mwanakaan editor, writer, visual artist and is musical artist with 10 individual books published and 5 edited anthologies which include among others,Zimbolicious Poetry Anthology, Playing To Love’s Gallery, Counting The Stars, and many more here http://www.africanbookscollective.com/authors-editors/tendai-rinos-mwanaka.He writes in English and Shona. His work has appeared in over 400 journals and anthologies from over 27 countries. Work has been translated into Spanish, French and German.
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Notes on Contributors Tiel Aisha Ansariis a Sufi warrior poet. Her work has been featured byFault Lines Poetry, Windfall, KBOO andPrairie Home Companionamong others. Her books includeKnocking from InsideandHigh-Voltage Lines.works as a data analyst for the Portland Public School She district and currently serves as president of the Oregon Poetry Association. Visit her online atknockingfrominside.blogspot.comRogers Atukundaa Ugandan journalist, filmmaker, writer, is researcher and educator. He studied English, Literature and Film at Makerere University, Kampala. Rogers is an upstart writer. He is a published poet and short story writer. His poemDelilah appeared in A Thousand Voices Rising, An Anthology of Contemporary African Poetry.His short storyDaniela was published inAn Anthology of contemporary short stories and poems from East Africa.has also written a critical He paper titled:Swallowing a bitter pill; the subtext in Kihura Nkuba’s When the African Wakes(still unpublished). He was published in theBest New African Poets 2016 Anthology. Biko Agozinois a Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies, Editor-In-Chief of theAfrican Journal of Criminology and Justice Studiesand author ofBlack Women and the Criminal Justice System: Towards the Decolonization of Victimization(Aldershot, Ashgate, 1997) and also of Counter-Colonial Criminology: A Critique of Imperialist Reason(London, Pluto Press, 2003). Charlie R. Braxton is a poet, playwright and essayists from McComb, Mississippi. He is the author of two volumes of verse,Ascension from the AshesPress 1991) and (Blackwood Cinder’s RekindledPress 2013). His poetry has been published in (Jawara various literary publications such asAfrican American Review, The
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