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Always Elsewhere
 
The Book
Contents
Introduction
 

Contents

Introduction
Acknowledgements

Part One: Middle Passages

  • George C Wolfe, 'Git on Board' (1987)
  • Ukawsaw Gronniosaw, from A Narrative... (c.1770)
  • Phillis Wheatley, 'On being brought from African to America' (1768)
  • Ottobah Cugoano, from Thoughts and Sentiments.... (1787)
  • Olaudah Equiano, from The Interesting Narrative... (1789)
  • Mahommah G Baquaqua, from Biography... (1854)
  • Andrew Salkey, 'Middle Passage Anancy' (1992)

Part Two: Strangers in a Strange Land

  • W E B Du Bois, 'Harvard in Berlin' (1892)
  • Mary Church Terrell, 'I Study in Germany' (1940)
  • C L R James, Letters to Constance Webb (1939)
  • Donald Hinds, from Journey to an Illusion (1966)
  • Eva de Carvalho Chipenda, 'Brazil: Go and Learn' (1996)
  • Arthur Nortje, 'London Impressions' (1966)
  • Lewis Nkosi, 'Doing Paris with Breyten' (1983)
  • Edwidge Danticat, from Breath, Eyes, Memory (1994)

Part Three: Ethnography in Reverse

  • William Wells Brown, from Three Years in Europe (1852)
  • Frederick Douglass, Letter from Scotland (1846)
  • Ida B Wells, from 'Memories of London' (1894)
  • A B C Merriman-Labor, 'The Visible Spirit of the Britons' (1909)
  • Booker T Washington, 'The Man at the Bottom in London' (1912)
  • C L R James, 'The Men' (1932)
  • Richard Wright, from Pagan Spain (1957)
  • Nicolás Guilén, 'From New York to Moscow, via Paris' (1949)
  • Tété-Michel Kpomassie, 'A Spirit from the Mountains' (1981)
  • John Wickham, 'Notes from New York' (1962)
  • John La Rose, 'A West Indian in Wales' (1970)
  • Caryl Phillips, 'In the Falling Snow' (1987)

Part Four: Tours of Duty

  • W E B Du Bois, 'The Fields of Battles' (1919)
  • Addie Hunton, 'Stray Days' (1920)
  • Sidney Bechet, 'First Sight of Europe' (1960)
  • Bata LoBagola, 'First Days in the USA' (1930)
  • Hugh Mulzac, from A Star to Steer By (1963)
  • Nicolás Guillén, 'A Baseball Player, Machine-Gun Captain' (1937)
  • James Yates, from Mississipi to Madrid (1989)
  • Albert Luthuli, from 'Two Journeys Abroad' (1962)
  • Philippa Duke Schuyler, from Adventures in Black and White (1960)

Part Five: Africa

  • Robert Campbell, 'Arrival at Lagos' (1860)
  • Frederick Douglass, A Month in Egypt (1887)
  • W E B Du Bois, 'Africa' (1924)
  • George S Schuyler, 'Monrovia Mooches On' (1937)
  • Richard Wright, from Black Power (1954)
  • Gwendolyn Brooks, from 'African Fragment' (1972)
  • Thadious M Davis, 'Double Take at Relais de l'Espadon' (1981)

Part Six: Home

  • Mary Seacole, from Wonderful Adventures... (1857)
  • Langston Hughes, 'Happy New Year' (1956)
  • Andrew Salkey, from Georgetown Journal (1972)
  • Beryl Gilroy, from Boy-Sandwich (1989)
  • Zenga Longmore, from 'Carnival Cavalcades: Dominica' (1989)
  • Sekai Nzenza-Shand, 'Following the Tracks Back' (1997)
  • Fred D'Aguiar, 'Home' (1993)
Suggestions for Further Reading
Bibliography
Index

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