Download Slavery, Memory and Religion in Southeastern Ghana, c. by Meera Venkatachalam PDF

By Meera Venkatachalam

in keeping with a decade of fieldwork in southeastern Ghana and research of secondary resources, this publication goals to reconstruct the spiritual historical past of the Anlo-Ewe peoples from the 1850s. specifically, it makes a speciality of a corpus of rituals jointly often called 'Fofie', which derived their legitimacy from enticing with the reminiscence of the slave-holding earlier. The Anlo built a feeling of soreness approximately their enterprise in slavery within the early 20th century which they articulated via practices reminiscent of ancestor veneration, spirit ownership, and through forging hyperlinks with descendants of peoples they previously enslaved. Conversion to Christianity, engagement with 'modernity', trans-Atlantic conversations with diasporan Africans, and citizenship of the postcolonial kingdom coupled with structural alterations in the spiritual approach - which led to the decline in Fofie's acceptance - progressively altered the ethical emphases of legacies of slavery within the Anlo historic mind's eye because the 20th century progressed.

Show description

Read Online or Download Slavery, Memory and Religion in Southeastern Ghana, c. 1850–Present (The International African Library) PDF

Best african history books

Africa's First Peacekeeping Operation: The OAU in Chad, 1981-1982

In 1981 the association of African team spirit (OAU) mandated and fielded the 1st nearby peacekeeping operation because the Arab League's undertaking in Kuwait twenty years prior. Battalion-sized contingents from Nigeria, Senegal, and Zaire have been joined by way of smaller observer contingents from different OAU contributors so one can supply a buffer sector among the 2 major factions within the Chadian civil struggle.

China and Africa: Engagement and Compromise (Routledge Contemporary China Series)

With China’s upward thrust to the prestige of global strength, alternate and political hyperlinks among Africa and China were escalating at an magnificent fee. Sino-African relatives are set to turn into an more and more major function of global politics as China’s starvation for power assets grows and lots of African nations search a associate that, not like the West, doesn't fear approximately democracy and transparency, or impose political stipulations on financial kinfolk.

Post-Apartheid South Africa: The First Ten Years

This publication presents a entire evaluate of contemporary financial advancements in South Africa and the structural and coverage demanding situations dealing with the gurus. person papers research various subject matters resembling unemployment and the hard work marketplace, contemporary traits within the inner most saving fee, the position of overseas direct funding within the improvement of South Africa’s economic climate, the human and fiscal repercussions of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the function of monetary coverage in financial stabilization, inflation advancements, liberalization of alternate and capital transactions, trade expense advancements, and classes from the rand crises of 1998 and 2001.

Burundi Art and Culture: Conflict, Ethnic groups, Religion, Tribes, History, People

The tradition of Burundi is predicated on neighborhood culture and the effect of its pals, notwithstanding its prominence has been hindered via civil unrest. Burundi paintings is astounding, a variety of style is located in Burundi artwork. Geometrical figures and diverse varieties of designs with appealing colours and shapes are principal in Burundi paintings.

Additional resources for Slavery, Memory and Religion in Southeastern Ghana, c. 1850–Present (The International African Library)

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.93 of 5 – based on 34 votes