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    Within Brazil and the Caribbean lies a racial mixture of cultures. Since the 1930's the people have, overall, enthusiastically adopted the notion that racial and cultural mixture defines this regions national identity (Samba 1). This region consists of a very historic background which has shaped the beliefs and customs of celebration, music and dance. Sugar cane was brought to the "new world" by Christopher Columbus on his second voyage in 1493 (Umbilical 99). The introduction of this new crop

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    The Museum

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    I attended an outside talk about the Afro- Brazilian Museum in São Paulo, Brazil. This talk was given by Dr. Kimberly Cleveland who studied Art History and specializes in African and Latin American art. She traveled to Brazil with the intent to learn about the expression of African heritage of the Afro-Brazilian citizens, culture, and history through art. Her research focused on these questions: What is the Afro-Brazilian museum? What are its goal? How are its goals achieved? Dr. Cleveland’s main

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    Atlantic

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    from Africans in Central America through Africa itself. The way we explored how pan Africanism brought light into modernity and how many musicians believed that creating songs that had a meaningful message to the mass, was a way to get everyone aware of issues such as Apartheid or corruption. Several of the artists were/are Bob Marley and Gilberto Gil, Bob Marley had a great influence in Jamaica in the way his music brought the nation of Jamaica together, Marley would be a voice to the people, but

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    Education

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    Conditions. Education is often regarded as beneficial for people and necessary for advancement where people willingly accept to get educated. However in the case of Africa, education was forced on the population, especially western education. Although the Africans had an established medium of education, western education came to replace it and this education under the façade of benefiting the society was there to exploit the people. Western education destroyed the people’s culture exploiting

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    result was the construction of colonizes outside of Europe. 2. “Collaborator” was an incorrect and derogatory term that was placed on African rulers that preferred an alliance with European colonialism rather than putting their people in harms way. It is significant because it was a term that brought great shame to rulers post WWII and further separated the peoples of Africa. 3. Treaty of Gori was a treaty between the French and Ahmadu.

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    infected by HIV/AIDS. This essay is inspired by the recently published book, Children and AIDS: Sub-Saharan Africa in which the editors, Margaret Lombe and Alex Ochumbo challenge Africans and all those working to ensure African children’s rights are realized: “We hope to prompt a reflection and dialogue on the plight of the African child who has been classified as vulnerable. For the authors, this question is a serious moral issue pointing to broad societal malaise. How did the phenomenon of child vulnerability

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    Heart of Darkness we see a great deal of racism, and I believe this is due to him trying to point out the racism in society. In the novel, Conrad was trying to call attention to the problem of racism through his depiction of racial degradation of the African natives. Conrad was subject to racial tendencies due to the time period, but it is obvious through his actions and feelings of the character Marlow that his overall purpose of the

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    gods bits of wood

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    The evolution of the strike causes an evolution in the self-perceptions of the Africans themselves, one that is most noticeable in the women of Bamako, Thies, and Dakar. These women go from seemingly standing behind the men in their lives, to walking alongside them and eventually marching ahead of them. When the men are able to work the jobs that the train factory provides them, the women are responsible for running the markets, preparing the food, and rearing the children. But the onset of the strike

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    The Development of Afro-Brazilian Religions

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    The origin of Afro Brazilian religions is traced back to the Atlantic slave trade that took place in the 16th century . Portuguese people captured individuals from Bantu tribes and the other West African communities. The slave trade involved the transfer of these people to Brazil, where they were sold as slaves. The interaction of slaves from different cultural and religious backgrounds led to the development of the Afro Brazilian religions that consequently spread all over Brazil. The religions

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    In response to Shakespeares’ The Tempest, Césaire, a French poet and politician, creates his own rendition of the play called A Tempest to highlight the issues of racism prevalent during the Negritude movement, an African American movement based in France. In the original text, Prospero’s dominance over Ariel and Caliban illustrated the power of language to establish superiority. Furthermore, Shakespeare promoted English occupation through Prospero to appeal to the audience’s mentality of British

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