Nostalgia is above all, a product of the imaginary, and it is generally invented to foster a sense of both self-continuitiy and communityAfro Nostalgia: Feeling Good in Contemporary Black Culture by Badia Ahad-Legardy
Afro Nostalgia: Feeling Good in Contemporary Black Culture by Badia Ahad-Legardy is a thoroughly well researched and insightful book that examines Black joy.
The book explores Afro Futurism, music, food and other elements of Black culture.
The book was written with an American lens which is understandable and positions Afro Nostalgia against the nostalgic lens of white America – a return to the status quo, when Black people were living under Jim Crow, disenfranchisement and subjugation,.
I loved the musical and other cultural references that were mentioned in the book.
Turning to the cover, it is beautiful and depicts the era when the world cried Black is Beautiful perfectly.
The book will be available on general release from 16 March 2021.
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