We Who Become Together
This book has explored variations of transpacific strivings in black America, Japan, and Okinawa in the twentieth century. Following Toni Morrison's insight about “blackness” and how to enunciate it in language without being overcome by the corruption of race, it has considered how the diverse participants of Afro-Asian solidarity projects in black America, Japan, and Okinawa linked up through imagination and social practice. It has also discussed the struggles of black and white American, Japanese, and Okinawan intellectual-activists in relation to war, militarism, imperialism, and colonialism. More specifically, it has shown how black intellectual-activists with Marxist groundings saw the symbolic significance of Japan's race-conscious defiance within the international system of competitive nation-states and assumed a pro-Japan position.
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