Written exclusively by Black scholars on behalf of, and in collaboration with local communities, the book looks at the commonalities and differences among Black speech communities in Africa and the Diaspora.
* the OJ Simpson trial
* language issues in Southern Africa and Francophone West Africa
* the language of Hip Hop
* the language of the Rastafaria in Jamaica
With a foreword by Ngugi wa Thiong'o, this is essential reading for anyone with an interest in the linguistic implications of colonization.