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Central Africa in the Caribbean: Transcending Space, Transforming Culture
by Maureen Warner-Lewis

    Publication Date: Sep 05, 2000
    List Price: $57.00
    Format: Paperback, 432 pages
    Classification: Nonfiction
    ISBN13: 9789766401184
    Imprint: University of the West Indies Press
    Publisher: University of the West Indies Press
    Parent Company: University of the West Indies Press
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    A sweeping, multidisciplinary study that analyzes and identifies some of the main lineaments of the Central African cultural legacy in the Caribbean. This long-awaited study is based on more than three decades of research and analysis. Scholars will be fascinated with the transatlantic comparative data. The author identifies Central African cultural forms in those areas settled in Africa by the Koongo, Mbundu, and Ovimbunde. (The modern-day locations of these three ethnic groups are present-day Congo, Zaire and Angola.) The book illuminates Caribbean thought and practice by comparison with Central African worldview and custom. The work is based on extensive primary and secondary sources, oral interviews, letters and diaries, folktales, proverbs and songs. In its multidisciplinary approach and depth, it highlights the debate concerning the origin and transformation of cultural forms in the Caribbean against a larger background of African culture, economy, colonialism, slavery, emancipation and independence. With its Central African focus, the book is a pioneering perspective on Caribbean cultural forms. A noted linguist, the author uses her knowledge of the most functional languages



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