Identities in the African Diaspora Book List

60 Titles inspired by the Identities in the African Diaspora Panel Discussion. All titles available at KAN Books.

 The Motherland

  1. The Mind of Black Africa by Dickson Mungazi, $13
  2. The Royal Kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhay: Life in Medieval Africa, $9
  3. Grassroots Governance?: Chiefs in Africa and the Afro-Caribbean, $16
  4. Africans of Two Worlds: Dinka in Afro-Arab Sudan, $14
  5. Angola: From Afro-Stalinism to Petro-Capitalism, $11
  6. Women in Africa and the African Diaspora: A Reader, $14
  7. African Womanhood in Colonial Kenya 1900-50 (Eastern African Studies) by Kanogo, $15
  8. Africa on My Mind: Reflections of My Second Trip, $18
  9. Down to Earth: Agriculture and Poverty Reduction in Africa, $9
  10. We All Went on Safari: A Counting Journey Through Tanzania (Children’s Book), $10

 IMF/World Bank/Economics of the Oppressed

  1. 10 Reasons to Abolish the IMF and the World Bank by Kevin Danaher, $6
  2. Banking on Poverty: The Global Impact of the IMF and the World Bank, $12
  3. Black Economics: Solutions for Economic and Community Empowerment, $12


  1. Kemet, Afrocentricity and Knowledge, $35
  2. The Egyptology Handbook: A Course in the Wonders of Egypt (Ologies), $12


  1. Freedoms Given, Freedoms Won: Afro-Brazilians in Post-Abolition São Paolo and Salvador, $14
  2. Capoeira: Roots of the Dance-Fight-Game, $16
  3. The Little Capoeira Book by Capoeira, $12
  4. Capoeira: A Brazilian Art Form: History, Philosophy, and Practice, $14


  1. The African Presence in Santo Domingo (Ruth Simms Hamilton African Diaspora), $11
  2. Pueblos Indigenas y Garifuna de Honduras, $22
  3. East Indians and Black Power in the Caribbean: The Case of Trinidad, $8

 The Gullah

  1. Reminiscences of Sea Island Heritage, $16
  2. The Water Brought Us: The Story of the Gullah-Speaking People, $12

Slavery/Colonial America

  1. Africans in America: America’s Journey Through Slavery, $12
  2. Black Majority: Negroes in Colonial South Carolina from 1670 Through the Stono Rebellion, $11
  3. Colonial Latin America, $9
  4. Africans in Colonial Louisiana: The Development of Afro-Creole Culture in the Eighteenth Century, $25
  5. Building a New Land: African Americans in Colonial America, $6
  6. Black Yankees: The Development of an Afro-American Subculture in Eighteenth-Century New England, $11


  1. Pan-Africanism: A Short Political Guide by Collin Legum, $35
  2. Pan-Africanism: Politics, Economy, and Social Change in the Twenty-First Century, $22
  3. Orishatukeh Faduma Liberal Theology and Pan Africanism Bio 1857-1946, $50

Marcus Garvey

  1. Pan-African Connection: From Slavery to Garvey and Beyond, $15
  2. Marcus Garvey (Black Americans of Achievement), $9
  3. Black Moses The Story of Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association, $12

Blackness, Race and Afrocentrism

  1. Black Culture and Black Consciousness: Afro-American Folk Thought from Slavery, $14
  2. Thinking Black: Some of the Nation’s Best Black Columnists Speak Their Minds, $10
  3. We Are Who We Say We Are: A Black Family’s Search for Home Across the Atlantic World, $10
  4. I’m Chocolate, You’re Vanilla: Raising Healthy Black and Biracial Children in a Race-Conscious World, $9
  5. A Dream Deferred: The Second Betrayal of Black Freedom in America, $9
  6. Post Black: How a New Generation Is Redefining African American Identity, $12
  7. The Afrocentric Idea, $15
  8. The Souls of Black Folk, $9

 Malcolm X (El Hajj Malik Shabazz)

  1. Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew up to Become Malcolm X, $22
  2. Malcolm X: A Fire Burning Brightly, $9
  3. Seventh Child: A Family Memoir of Malcolm X, $14
  4. The Autobiography of Malcolm X, $10

Black Panthers

  1. We Want Freedom: Life in the Black Panther Party, By Mumia Abu-Jamal, $16
  2. To Die For the People: The Writings of Huey P. Newton, $15
  3. Assata: An Autobiography, $18


  1. Afro-Cuban Jazz: Great Musicians, Influential Groups, $9
  2. Divine Utterances: The Performance of Afro-Cuban Santeria, $16


  1. Santeria: African Spirits in America, $16
  2. Santeria from Africa to the New World: The Dead Sell Memories, $14
  3. Guns and Rain: Guerillas and Spirit Mediums in Zimbabwe, $18


  1. Rastafari: Roots and Ideology (Utopianism & Communitarianism), $10
  2. Becoming Rasta : Origins of Rastafari Identity in Jamaica, $16

Afro-fiction & Poetry

  1. Invisible poets; Afro-Americans of the nineteenth century, $18
  2. Juneteenth: A Novel, $11

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