Carina Ray is an associate professor of African and Afro-American studies at Brandeis University. She is coeditor of Navigating African Maritime History and Darfur and the Crisis of Governance in Sudan.
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2016 winner of the American Historical Association's Wesley-Logan Prize in African diaspora history
Finalist for the 2016 Fage and Oliver Prize from the African Studies Association of the UK
Winner of the 2017 Aidoo-Snyder Book Prize
Interracial sex mattered to the British colonial state in West Africa. In Crossing the Color Line, Carina E. Ray goes beyond this fact to reveal how Ghanaians shaped and defined these powerfully charged relations. The interplay between African and European perspectives and practices, argues Ray, transformed these relationships into key sites for consolidating colonial rule and for contesting its hierarchies of power.
“A fascinating exploration of sex across the color line in colonial Ghana. This book is a brilliant addition to the literature on sex, gender and empire.”
Kwame Anthony Appiah, professor of philosophy and law, New York University