Mar 02, 2024  
2018-2019 University Bulletin 
    
2018-2019 University Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

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BWS 206 - West African Antecedents/Afro-Atlantic World

3 hours
This course explores historical, theoretical, and methodological analysis of West African antecedents (Bakongo, Yoruba, and Akan) in the Afro-Atlantic world from the 15th through the 20th centuries. Selected themes of indigenous culture (e.g., oral tradition, indigenous belief, ritual arts, and symbols) will be used in conjunction with historical evidence (e.g., travelogues, letters, and academic, religious, economic, and/or political documentation) to assess the validity of (Bakongo, Yoruba, and Akan) antecedents in the Americas. Themes of identity, cultural adaptability, modernity, power, and resistance will be central.



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