Defining and Studying the Modern African Diaspora essay

The link above will take you to an essay by Professor Colin Palmer. The essay is entitled “Defining and Studying the Modern African Diaspora.” The same essay also appears on pages 11-14 in your textbook.

This assignment gives you an opportunity to read and think about the meaning of the African Diaspora, its major themes and methods of study. Here are the instructions.

Read Professor Colin Palmer’s essay (at the hyperlink above), and answer the following questions:

1. What is Colin Palmer’s general thesis or main argument?

2. What is the most convincing part of the essay? Why do you say so?

3. What is the flaw/least convincing aspect of his essay? Why do you say so?

4. In the end, do you agree with what Palmer is saying? Are you convinced? If so, why? If not, why not?

Your response to Palmer’s essay should be no longer than 1 typed page.

Your response should be in essay form.