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Black Land: Imperial Ethiopianism and African America

Nadia Nurhussein


This is the first book to explore how African American writing and art engaged with visions of Ethiopia during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. As the only African nation, with the exception of Liberia, to remain independent during the colonization of the continent, Ethiopia has long held significance for and captivated the imaginations of African Americans. The book delves into nineteenth- and twentieth-century African American artistic and journalistic depictions of Ethiopia, illuminating the increasing tensions and ironies behind cultural celebrations of an African country ... More

Keywords: African American writing, African American art, Ethiopia, American writers, American activists, American media, black transnationalism, African American culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780691190969
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691190969.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nadia Nurhussein, author
Johns Hopkins University