The Center for Africana Studies in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences pursues broad inquiry into the ideas and experiences of African peoples throughout the world. Its interdisciplinary approach is organized around three major sub-fields:
Studies of the African Diaspora
The Center's work spans diverse academic disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and public health. While its sub-fields possess distinct and distinctive intellectual traditions, they offer exciting possibilities for comparative as well as integrative inquiry.
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This essay argues that George Lamming’s In the Castle of My Skin offers important tropes
in black existential thought that are synchronous with Frantz Fanon’s Black Skin, White
Masks, but with a more detailed exploration of the concept of political complicity through
his portrait of the phenomenon of slime and its correlate, the slimy individual. The author
also discusses Lamming’s treatment of the Fanonian motif of colonizing notions of