Project Description

Andrew Apter

Beyond Negritude
November 10, 2015

Andrew Apter is professor of history and anthropology at UCLA, where he also directed the African Studies Center. He is the author of Black Critics and Kings: the Hermeneutics of Power in Yoruba Society (1992); The Pan-African Nation: Oil and the Spectacle of Culture in Nigeria (2005); and Beyond Words: Discourse and Critical Agency in Africa (2007). He also co-edited with Lauren Derby, Activating the Past: History and Memory in the Black Atlantic World (2010), and is currently working on History in the Dungeon: Atlantic Slavery and the Spirits of Capitalism.

A part of the Developing African Studies Project