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Part II Across Diasporan Space/Time: Who Is "African" in a Global Ecumene? African Americans' ancestry is African whether they like it, know it, or recognize it or not. Culture has to do with ancestry—blood origins—not nationality—that's where you happen to be living. —Akin, a "continental African "and Yorubd man born in Nigeria, active CWC participant and leader Some people are really into the African stuff and because their ancestorsare African, they say that "Africa is my home"—even though they might be from the southside of Chicago . . . My ancestorsareAfrican, but Africa is not my home. I'm American too—a black American—and I want my due here. —Mavis, an "African American" and active CWC participant This page intentionally left blank ...

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