01.03.2018

DROPPING ANCHOR, SETTING SAIL

Dropping Anchor, Setting Sail

Author(s) Jacqueline Nassy Brown
Publisher Princeton University Press
Date 2005
Pages 320
Format pdf
Size 1 Mb
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The Liverpool port of England has been treated as home town for maybe the oldest British Black community. The members of subject community date back the history of their entity at the XIX century, linking its establishing to the global wanderings and to the settlement of the African seafarers. The author of this interesting volume has given her readers a good and thorough analysis of how this story supports the local identity and politic, and this topic has become a window onto the race, nation and place politics in Britain.

The content of this publication by Jacqueline Nassy also provides examination of the rise of Black identity capturing the existing contradictions of Black diasporas in post-colonial Liverpool. According to the reviews submitted by readers, the book is one of the most sophisticated and nuanced volumes on this topic available today; in addition, it is ethnographically rigorous.

The volume has stretched the analysis mentioned above well beyond by political and somatic theoretical and reference debates. It shall definitely be considered a very important and, what is important, original and valuable contribution to the understanding the subjectivity of the Diaspora in this particular location...

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