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Published: 03 June 2010

324 Pages | 10 black and white halftones, 9 black and white line illustrations


ISBN: 9780195390643

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The Akan Diaspora in the Americas

Kwasi Konadu

  • uses diverse and new source materials: archaeological, biomedical, climatological, linguistic, ethno-musical, oral historical, and documentary sources in Portuguese, German, Danish, French, and English
  • provides a new explanation for how and why Akan culture formed the way it did in the West African forest
  • argues that the most enduring and central marker of a composite Akan culture has been its spiritual culture, which thwarted Islamization and Christianization in West Africa

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