Abena Ampofoa Asare writes about teaching Black history.
Abena Ampofoa Asare
Abena Ampofoa Asare is an associate professor of Africana Studies and History at Stony Brook University. Her research and writing span questions of human rights, citizenship, and transformative justice in Africa and the African diaspora. Her work can be found in Radical Teacher, the International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, African Arguments, and Foreign Policy in Focus, among other places. In 2018–19, she will be Scholar-in-Residence at the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. She is the author of Truth Without Reconciliation: A Human Rights History of Ghana (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018). Her website is https://abenaasare.net/.
Abena Ampofoa Asare on the diasporic wanderings — and singular meeting — of James Baldwin and Chinua Achebe.
Abena Ampofoa Asare takes a hard look at the Universal Declaration of Human Rights through the lens of critical race theory.