n African Renaissance - An American goes back to Africa : Richard Wright's journey of discovery : reviews

Volume 2, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1744-2532
  • E-ISSN: 2516-5305


Few Africans will have any sympathy for Richard Wright's African criticism, especially if any follow the lead of the Ashanti Kwame Anthony Appiah, professor of philosophy at Princeton University. In "A Long Way from Home : Wright in the Gold Coast," Appiah rakes Wright, his Black Power (1954), and African Americans generally, over his own critical fires because of their "African dream." Wright's genius and his Euro-American notoriety carried no water among the Gold Coast people and very little with Nkrumah.

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