Melancholia Africana: The Indispensable Overcoming of the Black Condition by Nathalie Etoke, is equal parts ruminative meditation and urgent call to action for Black Africans and those in the diaspora. The titular concept, melancholia africana, is “an extensible concept that examines how sub-Saharans and people of African descent cope with loss, mourning, and survival in a practice of everyday life contaminated by the past.”
"Review of Melancholia Africana by Nathalie Etoke, Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2019,"
Wagadu: A Journal of Transnational Women's & Gender Studies: Vol. 22:
1, Article 11.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.cortland.edu/wagadu/vol22/iss1/11