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   Transition 96
Finding Nimco
by Henry Louis Gates Jr,
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Categories: African Literature | African Literature
Code: 3602 |  ISBN: 1933368756 |  168 pp. |  Publication Date: 2006
Publisher: Soft Skull Press (Independent Publisher)
Format: Paperback
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About this book
In addition to the interview with Tsitsi Dangarembga, as well as an excerpt from her forthcoming novel Tambu's Choice mentioned in the key note, this issue of TRANSITION includes Caine Prize-winner Binyavanga Wainaina on "How to Be an African" and photographs taken during the filming of Hannah Rose Shell's documentary on the Haitian secondhand clothing industry, "Textile Skin."

TRANSITION aims to be a clearing house for the freshest, most compelling, most curious ideas about race -- indeed, about what it means to be human -- today. The two editors Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Kwame Anthony Appiah, have made Transition a venue for unusual, and sometimes contentious, writing on ethnicity and identity. The official publication of the W.E.B Du Bois Institute at Harvard University, Transition -- like Afro-American Studies itself -- has become a fixture on the intellectual landscape of America. By soliciting unusual writing from far-flung thinkers, TRANSITION seeks to transcend the compartmentalization that characterizes contemporary literary life and the academic pursuit of ethnic studies. Transition has published authors with an astonishingly broad range of views and backgrounds: journalists, writers, visual artists, musicians, filmmakers, and scholars representing diverse disciplines.

Just some of the contributors who have appeared in Transition's pages recently: Kathleen Cleaver, Ice Cube, Carlos Fuentes, Nadine Gordimer, Philip Gourevitch, Christopher Hitchens, bell hooks, Jamaica Kincaid, KRS-One, Spike Lee, Richard Rorty, Edward Said...

Tremendously impressive, . . . Transition contains some of the smartest cultural criticism available anywhere.
-- The Nation

An education on the African Diaspora, a gold mine of good writing, and a lively forum for rappers and Creole novelists, race traitors and griots, Black Panthers and Japanese teenagers in blackface.
-- Whole Earth Review

The only decent forum for black intellectuals.
-- The Village Voice

A high-IQ multicultural Wired.
-- The New York Times

Striking and thought-provoking.
-- Kofi Annan, Secretary General of the United Nations


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