Hakim Adi

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Hakim Adi
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OccupationHistorian and writer
Known forPan-Africanism
TitleProfessor of History of Africa and the African Diaspora
Academic background
Alma materSOAS
Websitehttp://www.hakimadi.org/

Hakim Adi is a British historian and scholar who specializes in African affairs. He has written widely on Pan-Africanism and the modern political history of Africa and the African diaspora, including the 2018 book Pan-Africanism: A History.[1] Currently a professor at the University of Chichester,[2] Adi is an advocate of the education curriculum in the UK, both at secondary school and higher education level, being changed to reflect the history of Africa and the African diaspora, including the contribution of African people to world history.[3]

Career[edit]

Adi obtained a BA and his PhD in African history from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London University,[4] and has described himself as "a late developer into higher education.... I've taught history at every level you can imagine: schools, prison, adult education, further education, university. I've taught in Broadmoor, Strangeways — you name it, I've done it...".[5] He was Reader in the History of Africa and the African Diaspora at Middlesex University for many years until the department of history was closed down. He currently lectures in African History at the University of Chichester, West Sussex,[5] and is one of the few African British academics to become recognised as a professor.[6]

He was a founder member in 1991 of the Black and Asian Studies Association (BASA), which he chaired for several years.[7]

He also leads the History Matters group, a collection of academics and teachers concerned with the under-representation of students and teachers of African and Caribbean heritage within the History discipline.[8]

Writings[edit]

Adi has written widely on Pan-Africanism and on the history of the African diaspora, particularly Africans in Britain. He is the author of the books West Africans in Britain 1900-1960: Nationalism, Pan-Africanism and Communism (1998), Pan-Africanism and Communism: The Communist International, Africa and the Diaspora, 1919–1939 (2013), and the joint author (with Marika Sherwood) of The 1945 Manchester Pan-African Congress Revisited (1995) and Pan-African History: Political Figures from Africa and the Diaspora since 1787 (2003). He has also written history books for children, including The History of the African and Caribbean Communities in Britain (2005).[4]

Film work[edit]

Hakim Adi featured (alongside Maulana Karenga, Muhammed Shareef, Francis Cress Welsin, Kimani Nehusi, Paul Robeson Jr, and Nelson George) in the multi-award-winning documentary 500 Years Later (2005), written by M. K. Asante, Jr. and directed by Owen 'Alik Shahadah.[9]

Selected bibliography[edit]

Books
  • African Migrations, Thomson Learning, 1994. ISBN 978-1568472386
  • With Marika Sherwood, The 1945 Manchester Pan-African Congress Revisited, London: New Beacon Books, 1995. ISBN 978-1873201121
  • West Africans in Britain 1900–1960: Nationalism, Pan-Africanism and Communism, London: Lawrence & Wishart, 1998. ISBN 978-0853158486
  • With Marika Sherwood, Pan-African History: Political Figures from Africa and the Diaspora since 1787, London/New York: Routledge: 2003. ISBN 978-0415173537
  • The History of the African and Caribbean Communities in Britain, Wayland, 2005. ISBN 978-0750247351. Paperback 2014, ISBN 978-0750290616
  • Co-editor with Caroline Bressey, Belonging in Europe – The African Diaspora and Work, London: Routledge, 2010. ISBN 978-0415846219
  • Pan-Africanism and Communism: The Communist International, Africa and the Diaspora, 1919–1939, Trenton, New Jersey, USA: Africa World Press, 2013. ISBN 978-1592219162
  • Pan-Africanism: A History, Bloomsbury Academic, 2018. ISBN 978-1474254274
Articles

References[edit]

  1. ^ "First book this century to survey global Pan-African movement", EurekAlert!, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 23 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Professor Hakim Adi", University of Chichester.
  3. ^ "The History Of Africa And The Diaspora", The Voice, 25 February 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Professor Hakim Adi", hakimadi.org.
  5. ^ a b "Appointments: University of Chichester – Hakim Adi", Times Higher Education, 26 April 2012.
  6. ^ "Professor Hakim Adi joins UK list of academic giants", Ligali, 5 January 2015.
  7. ^ Ayo Oluyemi, "Life and times of Britain's first black History professor, Hakim Adi (Part I)", Young Historians Project, 9 March 2019.
  8. ^ kcleak (21 December 2017). "History Matters". University of Chichester. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
  9. ^ "500 Years Later (2005): Full Cast & Crew", IMDb.

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