1st Edition

Rethinking the African Diaspora The Making of a Black Atlantic World in the Bight of Benin and Brazil

Edited By Edna G. Bay, Kristin Mann Copyright 2001
    208 Pages
    by Routledge

    166 Pages
    by Routledge

    As a result of new research, we can now paint a more complex picture of peoples and cultures in the south Atlantic, from the earliest period of the slave trade up to the present. The nine papers in this volume indicate that a dynamic and continuous movement of peoples east as well as west across the Atlantic forged diverse and vibrant re-inventions and re-interpretations of the rich mix of cultures represented by Africans and peoples of African descent on both continents.

    Introduction, Mann Kristin, G. Bay Edna; Chapter 1 Shifting Paradigms in the Study of the African Diaspora and of Atlantic History and Culture, Kristin Mann; Chapter 2 The Evolution of the Brazilian Community in Ouidah, Robin Law; Chapter 3 Protection, Political Exile, and the Atlantic Slave-Trade: History and Collective Memory in Dahomey, Edna G. Bay; Chapter 4 Some Reflections on the Brazilian Legacy in Dahomey, Elisée Soumonni; Chapter 5 The Identity, Contributions, and Ideology of the Aguda (Afro-Brazilians) of the Gulf of Benin: A Reinterpretation, Olabiyi Babalola Yai; Chapter 6 Buying and Selling Korans in Nineteenth-Century Rio de Janeiro, Alberto Da Costa E Silva; Chapter 7 The Jeje in the Tambor de Mina of Maranhão and in the Candomblé of Bahia, Luis Nicolau Parés; Chapter 8 Candomblé in Nineteenth-Century Bahia: Priests, Followers, Clients, João José Reis; Chapter 9 Africa in the Reinvention of Nineteenth-Century Afro-Bahian Identity, Kim D. Butler;


    Kriston Mann Emory University, Edna G. Bay.