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By Ira Dworkin

In his 1903 hit "Congo Love Song," James Weldon Johnson recounts a candy if probably time-honored romance among younger Africans. whereas the song's identify might seem in keeping with that narrative, it additionally invokes the location of King Leopold II of Belgium's brutal colonial regime at a time while African americans have been enjoying a significant position in a becoming Congo reform circulate. In an period whilst well known vaudeville tune usually trafficked in racist language and imagery, "Congo Love music" emerges as one instance of the numerous ways in which African American activists, intellectuals, and artists referred to as awareness to colonialism in Africa.

In this publication, Ira Dworkin examines black american citizens' lengthy cultural and political engagement with the Congo and its humans. via reports of George Washington Williams, Booker T. Washington, Pauline Hopkins, Langston Hughes, Malcolm X, and different figures, he brings to gentle a long-standing courting that demanding situations normal presumptions approximately African American commitments to Africa. Dworkin bargains compelling new how you can know how African American involvement within the Congo has assisted in shaping anticolonialism, black aesthetics, and smooth black nationalism.

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