This volume brings together contributions from various disciplines in the humanities exploring a variety of cultural, social and political configurations produced by the African presence in Europe, and attempting to consolidate a comparative framework for the study of contemporary black literatures and identities across different national and linguistic contexts. From the circumstances of black students in Russia to the recovery of a forgotten African identity in the Canary Islands, from the specificities of Portuguese postcoloniality to the representations of Africans in Iceland, the essays collected here provide a wide spectrum of research on African Diasporas in Eastern, Western, Southern and Northern Europe offering insights into previously little explored areas.
About the Author: Sabrina Brancato (PhD in English, Barcelona University) recently obtained her Habilitation (German 2nd PhD) in African Literatures and Cultures from Humboldt University, Berlin. She has lectured in Spanish and German universities and published widely in the fields of Postcolonial and Black Studies. She is the author of Mother and Motherland in Jamaica Kincaid (Peter Lang, 2005), Ancor ci si imbaRAZZA: Storie di ordinaria xenofollia (Besa Editrice, 2008) and Afro-Europe: Texts and Contexts (Trafo Verlag, 2009). For more information, please visit: http: //web.me.com/sabrinabrancat