Identity, Spirit and Freedom in the Atlantic World : The Gold Coast and the African Diaspora Hardback
Part of the Routledge African Studies series
What is the importance of African worldviews, histories and individual lives to identity, spirituality and perceptions of freedom in the Afro-Atlantic?
This book uses West African culture and history as a viewpoint to specify that central question.
The author includes oral, archival and other interdisciplinary evidence from West Africa in its analysis of new world maroons, slaves and free blacks.
It highlights a "Gold Coast" entrepot of Akan, Ga, Guan, and other peoples in an era of Atlantic cultural transfer that was a non-linear, mutable intersection of contested histories and cultures.
West African cosmologies, regional statecraft and socio-cultural practice contributed to Atlantic ideas of freedom, identity and spirituality.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 240 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 30/07/2018
- Category: General & world history
- ISBN: 9781138104099