Hubert Henry Harrison’s “When Africa Awakes” is a crucial assortment of essays and articles written by one of America’s super, but seldom cited, intellectuals. The assortment, originally published in 1920, provides beneficial perception on the PanAfrican world of Harrison’s time and sheds appreciable mild on the state of the modern African world. Harrison uses the term Africa to signify the unity of Black people all over the world.
In his lifetime, Harrison (1883-1927) worked diligently toward the unity and enlightenment of his neighborhood. A labor chief, editor, teacher, and writer, Harrison is directly the modern social critic and wise prophet speaking to us throughout generations. In the article “The New Politics,” Harrison, who was an advocate for revolutionary trade, calls for a political agenda with an impartial Black political thrust. He provides a transparent and early demand Blacks to work of their own political hobby.
With the republication of “When Africa Awakes,” the strong, clear voice of Hubert Henry Harrison name to us once again, raising important concerns that proceed to be pertinent today.