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Author Otele, Olivette, author.

Title African Europeans : an untold history / Olivette Otele.

Publication Info. New York : Basic Books, 2021.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Casa Verdugo Library Non-Fiction    305.896 OTE    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First Edition.
Description x, 291 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-268) and index.
Summary "As early as the third century, St Maurice--an Egyptian--became leader of the legendary Roman Theban Legion. Ever since, there have been richly varied encounters between those defined as "Africans" and those called "Europeans." Yet Africans and African Europeans are still widely believed to be only a recent presence in Europe. Olivette Otele traces a long African European heritage through the lives of individuals both ordinary and extraordinary. She uncovers a forgotten past, from Emperor Septimius Severus to enslaved Africans living in Europe during the Renaissance and all the way to present-day migrants moving to Europe's cities. By exploring a history that has been long overlooked, she sheds light on questions very much alive today--on racism, identity, citizenship, power and resilience"--Dust jacket flap.
Subject Africans -- Europe -- History.
Blacks -- Europe -- History.
Europe -- Civilization -- African influences.
ISBN 9781541619678

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