Example sentences for: africana

How can you use “africana” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Such a book as Africana simply washes the practitioners in the field in a sea of ambivalence, with a sense of lost faith, as we all stand before it a bit as Matthew Arnold stood before Dover Beach.

  • The introduction offers a good and useful account of Du Bois' attempt to produce an Africana encyclopedia, the professional jealousy he encountered, the racism that sometimes thwarted his efforts.

  • Africana is as least as good as the two or three other encyclopedias of black history and culture that sit in storage while I wait for my shoulder to heal enough so I can build bookshelves.

  • Still, in the spirit of fairness, before I get back to beating the boy, I have to list a few things I like about Africana . The brief essay on Kathleen Conwell--also known as Kathleen Collins--acknowledges a filmmaker who deserves wider recognition.

  • What I'm really puzzled about this morning is the omission of Pulitzer Prize-winning author James Alan McPherson from Africana . McPherson was one of my teachers at the University of Iowa; in fact, I went to the writing program there to study with him.

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