"Other/ed" Kinds of Blackness: An Afrodiasporic Versioning of Black Canada

  title={"Other/ed" Kinds of Blackness: An Afrodiasporic Versioning of Black Canada},
  author={Mark V. Campbell},
  journal={Southern Journal of Canadian Studies},
  • Mark V. Campbell
  • Published 27 November 2012
  • Political Science
  • Southern Journal of Canadian Studies
For centuries Canada has been home to several overlapping diasporas partially consisting of African Americans refugees, exiled Maroons, Black Loyalists, and many others migrant groups from various African diasporas. Accordingly, the possibility of 'a' Black Canadian identity remains illusive, due in part to continual influxes of members of the African diaspora into Canada. The rigidity of a single unifying identity and the seemingly porous nature of national boundaries urges us to move towards… 
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