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Bruce Robbins, Paulo Lemos Horta, and Kwame Anthony Appiah

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781479829682

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479829682.001.0001

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The Pitfalls and Promises of Afropolitanism

The Pitfalls and Promises of Afropolitanism

Chapter:
(p.201) 15 The Pitfalls and Promises of Afropolitanism
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Cosmopolitanisms
Author(s):

Emma Dabiri

Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479829682.003.0016

Emma Dabiri critiques mainstream modes of Afropolitanism as a type of imperialism of cultural consumerism capitalized upon by Western markets and as primarily concerned with commodifying “African flavored” versions of Western conventions and forms. She contemplates the alternative of an Afropolitanism beyond such elite consumerism that would be guided by African precolonial modernity, epistemologies, and forms of creativity.

Keywords:   Afropolitan, consumerism, branding, markets, youth culture, precolonial

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