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Published: 07 June 2012

322 Pages | 10 b/w halftone, 4 b/w line, 5 maps


ISBN: 9780199922857

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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, a set of processes that indelibly shaped the Akan experience in the Americas
  • 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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