Leadership and Identity Reconstruction in African Diaspora

Gönel, Tuba (2010) Leadership and Identity Reconstruction in African Diaspora. In: 2nd International Symposium on Sustainable Development, June 8-9 2010, Sarajevo.


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The African’s New World experience was very traumatic in many ways. The forced immigration and the process of dehumanization and humiliation of African people contributed to their sense of unbelongling and inferiority besides the economic wealth and progress of Europe. The process of dehumanization and the imposition of a destructive identity caused two different attitudes in African slaves toward the issues of identity and self-appreciation. While one group of Africans, such as some intellectual and political leaders advocating the necessity of African recognition, resisted the social and racial discrimination, surprisingly enough, another group of Africans submitted to their statue as slaves and inferiors due to the influence of white society imposing the feeling of inferiority on them for centuries.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diaspora, African experience, identity, leadership.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: Mr. Ibrahim Kinal
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2012 12:14
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2012 16:42
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/707

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