In celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, here’s a quick sampling of some Stone Center Library titles on Afro-Asian topics:
Everybody was Kung Fu fighting : Afro-Asian connections and the myth of cultural purity. 2001. By Vijay Prashad.
- “Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting examines five centuries of remarkable cultural & political interaction between black & Asians around the world. Prashad offers the theory of polyculturalism, which allows for solidarity, not just lip service to diversity.”**
AfroAsian encounters : culture, history, politics. 2006. Edited by Heike Raphael-Hernandez and Shannon Steen; with a foreword by Vijay Prashad and afterword by Gary Okihiro.
- “the first anthology to look at the mutual influence of and relationships between members of the African and Asian diasporas. While these two groups have often been thought of as occupying incommensurate, if not opposing, cultural and political positions, scholars from history, literature, media, and the visual arts here trace their interconnections and interactions, as well as the tensions between the two groups that sometimes arise. AfroAsian Encounters probes beyond popular culture to trace the historical lineage of these coalitions from the late nineteenth century to the present.”**
- “Fred Ho and Bill V. Mullen have assembled a first-rate dossier of Afro-Asian work. It is equal parts lyrical and analytical. Flies like a butterfly; stings like a bee.”–Vijay Prashad, author of “Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting: Afro-Asian Connections and the Myth of Cultural Purity”**
**Source: reviews provided by Syndetic Solutions.