By Alexis Sinduhije
A paper by Alexis Sinduhije, fall 1997 fellow, explores the distance between African-Americans and Africans. Sinduhije asks: what do African-Americans know about Africa, and vice versa? What follows are the results of his search for that answer – and its implications for Africans and African-Americans alike. Sinduhije argues that both groups have a common ground in oppression and colonialization – yet their knowledge of each other is limited, and impressions of the other group can sometimes be negative.