Cosmopolitanism with African roots. Afropolitanism's ambivalent mobilities

  title={Cosmopolitanism with African roots. Afropolitanism's ambivalent mobilities},
  author={Susanne Gehrmann},
  journal={Journal of African Cultural Studies},
  pages={61 - 72}
This paper explores some aspects of the controversy which is now surrounding Afropolitanism, and examines the philosophical and literary output in relation to the concept. Mobility between spaces, in the cosmopolitan tradition, as well as digital mobility and visibility through the use of social media, are considered as key elements of Afropolitanism as a diasporic movement. So Afropolitanism can be described as a form of cosmopolitanism with African roots. However, the commodification of the… 
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