Friday, November 23, 2012
UG Publishing Project
Today I had a seven hour meeting about the University of Ghana publishing project. This project involves each department putting out a collection of essays by its faculty. I have already submitted a draft of an article on Blacks in the USSR under the title, "Is there a Black Eurasia?: Ghanaian and other Diasporic African Populations in the USSR in Comparative Perspective." It still needs a little bit of editing before the final submission, but it is basically done. My conclusion is that there was no Black Diaspora in the USSR only Black people since they lacked some of the key elements needed to constitute a diaspora. Most notably they did not have any real connection to Africa.