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Abolitionism

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Abolitionism is the principle of outlawing the slave trade and the institution of slavery. In the eighteenth century, the intellectual

Abrahams, Roger

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Roger Abrahams is an interdisciplinary social scientist working in folklore, literature and anthropology, but equally engaged with sociology, sociolinguistics, and

Abusua

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Abusua is an expression used by the Akan people of Ghana to denote the notion of clan or family. Within

Acculturation

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The acculturation model of social change is viewed as a significant development in both anthropological and African thought, although it

Achebe, Chinua

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Chinua Achebe is considered to be the most influential African novelist of the modern period. Over ten million copies of

Adinkra

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Adinkra are visual forms that first achieved prominence among the Akan linguistic group whose members are now part of Ghana

Aesthetic Thought

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The problematic of African aesthetics is a modern era phenomenon unknown in its most brutal sense prior to the coming

Afikpo

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The Afikpo are a small subgroup of the Igbo, the largest ethnic group in southeastern Nigeria. The Afikpo account for

Africa

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This entry contains three subentries: Anglophone Africa; Francophone Africa; and Lusophone Africa.

African Art

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This entry contains two subentries: An Overview; and Contemporary African Art.

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