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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.

African National Congress

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The African National Congress (ANC) was founded as the South African Native National Congress on 8 January 1912 in Bloemfontein,

African Studies

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Overview. “African Studies” is a broad term. It is understood here as the systematic study of African civilizations. The earliest

African Theology

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Theological thinking in Africa has come of age since its inception with patristic theology that would define Christian thought. Tertullian,

African Union

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The Organization of African Unity (OAU) was founded in 1963. It had two main aims: first, to promote African

Africanisms in the New World

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Having journeyed to the Americas, Africans, like any other peoples, were not able to transpose wholesale their homeland institutions to

Africanus, Leo

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“Leo Africanus,” (1488 or 1490–c. 1554), whose proper name is al-Hassan ibn Muhammad al-Wizzaa al-Fasi, is best

Afro-Cuban Culture

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Afro-Cuban denotes images and expression of African identity in Cuban culture. It reinforces the historical, cultural, and ideological link of

Afrocentrism

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Introduction. The term Afrocentric is employed to convey a multiplicity of meanings. In popular coinage it is sometimes used as

Akan

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The name Akan refers to both a people and their languages. It refers to a group of related but different

Aké, Claude

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Claude Eleme Aké (1939–1996) was an intellectual, political economist, activist, teacher, author, and theoretician par excellence of the

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