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Title:Slavery in Africa: archaeology and memory
Editors:Lane, Paul J.ISNI
MacDonald, Kevin C.ISNI
Year:2011
ISSN:0068-1202
Issue:168
Pages:468
Language:English
Series:Proceedings of the British Academy
City:Oxford
Publisher:Oxford University Press published for the British Academy
ISBN:9780197264782
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:slavery
slave trade
history
archaeology
commemorations
Abstract:This volume illustrates the growing realization that enslavement has a history on the African continent that extends back in time long before the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Archaeological examination of the interplay between oral, textual and material evidence is beginning to illuminate the nature of such enslavement. This volume presents a selection of recent research from both the eastern and western halves of Saharo-Sahelian and Sub-Saharan Africa which unravels the complex histories of slavery in Africa. Memory and memorialization of slavery in Africa is also discussed. The authors examine the construction of historical narratives of slavery, and the roles of memory and representation in the shaping of historical and contemporary practice. In addition, they explore how these have given shape to particular narrative genres and the contexts in which such narratives become contested. Contributors: Paul J. Lane and Kevin C. MacDonald; Seydou Camara; Moussa Sow; Anne Haour; David N. Edwards; Scott Maceachern; Kenneth G. Kelly; Ibrahima Thiaw; Natalie Swanepoel; E. Kofi Agorsah; Niall Finneran; Alfredo González-Ruibal; Stephanie Wynne-Jones; Jan-Georg Deutsch; Roger Blench; Antonia Malan; Nigel Worden; Marie Louise Stig Sřrensen; Christopher Evans; Konstantin Richter. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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