Afropean: Notes from Black Europe (Hardcover)

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Afropean is an on-the-ground documentary of areas where Europeans of African descent are juggling their multiple allegiances and forging new identities. Here is an alternative map of the continent, taking the reader to places like Cova Da Moura, the Cape Verdean shantytown on the outskirts of Lisbon with its own underground economy, and Rinkeby, the area of Stockholm that is 80 per cent Muslim. Johny Pitts visits the former Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow, where West African students are still making the most of Cold War ties with the USSR, and Clichy Sous Bois in Paris, which gave birth to the 2005 riots, all the while presenting Afropeans as lead actors in their own story.

About the Author

Johny Pitts is a writer, photographer and broadcast journalist. He has received various awards for his work exploring African-European identity, including a Decibel Penguin Prize and an ENAR (European Network Against Racism) award. He is the curator of the online journal, part of the Guardian's Africa Network.

Praise For…

"A courageous, empathetic and insightful work." —Caryl Phillips, author, A View of the Empire at Sunset

Product Details
ISBN: 9780141984728
ISBN-10: 0141984724
Publisher: Allen Lane
Publication Date: September 1st, 2019
Pages: 336
Language: English