Bond without Blood constructs the narrative of the Ethiopian-Caribbean ties with three interwoven themes in mind: pan-African nationalism, repatriation, and cultural cross-fertilization. Central in all this is the evocative role of Ethiopian symbolism, the precursor of modern racial nationalism, in the shaping of a collective pan-black consciousness. The overall unitary thesis that holds this book together is that contemporary Ethiopian-Caribbean relation is deeper than a mere psychological preoccupation. Both societies, despite a great physical distance, continue to impact on each other's awareness through migration, religion, secular culture, as well as through a shared history of anti-colonial activism.
- Publisher : Africa World Press; UK ed. edition (January 31, 2004)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 300 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1592211755
- ISBN-13 : 978-1592211753
- Item Weight : 1.03 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.25 x 0.75 x 9.25 inches