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Kwasi Konadu: “By Her Grace – Slavery and Spirituality in the Making of Atlantic Africa”
November 20, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The ARC Research Praxis Seminar Series Presents
By Her Grace: Slavery and Spirituality in the Making of Atlantic Africa
Thursday, November 20, 2014
4:00pm – 6:00pm
ARC Conference Room
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Professor of History,Borough of Manhattan Community College
Kwasi Konadu has conducted extensive archival and field research in West Africa, Europe, Brazil, the Caribbean basin, and North America, and much of his writings focus on African and African diasporic history. He is the author of Indigenous Medicine and Knowledge in African Society (Routledge, 2007), A View from the East: Education and Black Cultural Nationalism in New York City (Syracuse Univ. Press, 2009), The Akan Diaspora in the Americas (Oxford Univ. Press, 2010), The Akan People: A Documentary Reader, 2 vols. (Markus Wiener Publishers, 2013), Transatlantic Africa, 1440-1880 (Oxford Univ. Press, 2014), and (with Clifford Campbell) The Ghana Reader: History, Culture, Politics (Duke Univ. Press, 2014). Dr. Konadu is currently writing a history of diaspora and settlement in the Gold Coast/Ghana, a history of slavery and spirituality in Atlantic Africa, and a world history that focuses on the challenge of human co-existence. Dr. Konadu is also the founding director of the nonprofit publishing group, Diasporic Africa Press, Inc.