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    God's Bit of Wood

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    The Author of this book is called Sembene Ousmane, and he is a French- African that was born in Senegal. “He is assuredly one of the most prominent figures in African film and literature” (Emory). After World War II was started, he was drafted by the French Army. After the war he returned to France where he joined the French communist party until the independence of Senegal in 1960 (Emory). The Author doesn’t use chapters instead writes the book towards each cities perspective and how they were involved

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    Position Paper for the Security Council The Republic of Senegal is delighted to be able to participate in one of the most, if not the most, important committee that are currently existing on the global level. There is no question that there are multiple issues current in the world right now that split the world in very difficult questions. When it comes to the issue of the Syrian Civil War, Terrorism in Africa, or Security Reform, it is important that the United Nations comes to a unified stand point

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    The Senegal location is very important in the West Africa, mainly because of its contribution in the Atlantic slave trade, as well as the anti-colonial traditional reason which is Islam. Yet, Islam became a powerful force “…in Senegal area three Muslim states- Futa Toro, Futa Bondu, and Futa Jalon- had been founded as a result of Islamic Revolution in the eighteen century.” . After the independence, Senegal faced many obstacles over the course of the next fifty years. Moreover, the 3rd president

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    was that the poor farmers of Northern Senegal were forced into and oppressive economic system which left them in unmanageable poverty. The agricultural effects that colonization had on Senegalese farming was the desertification of the delicate Sahel soil and as a result, famine that lasted through the 20th century (Source card 8). Senegal before French rule was a communal system of living that relied of bartering, the French injected capitalism into Senegal that was best suited for a European economy

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    Kora Research Paper

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    This project discusses The Kora, a popular African harp like instrument. The Kora is played in places like Gambia, Mali, Guinea, Senegal, and more. It is made from calabash gourd in half and partially covered with cow skin. The Kora’s features contain twenty one strings, a hardwood neck, a sound hole, an iron ring that the strings are attached to, calabash gourd, and more. The strings on the Kora are made from fishing lines. Everything the African people used to make the kora out of was from creativity

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    Black Girl Film Analysis

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    the misconstrued, idealistic representation of European culture. This self-reflexivity causes the audience to take a look at and analyze the current situation in Africa. If Diouana chose not to return to Senegal and ultimately commit suicide, this would suggest that neither France nor Senegal is an environment suitable for an illiterate African woman. In this way, Ousmane provides a deeper and clearer understanding of post-colonial Africans and how one should represent them in film.

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    Modernity In The City

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    their own land but also from other countries like Europe or Africa. Each city have their own unique characteristics. Rio is one of, if not, the more popular cities in Brazil and was the home to the most recent Summer Olympics. Dakar is the capital of Senegal and it is also the largest city in the country. Havana, which is located in Cuba, is also a capital city of a country that has gone through their fair share of turmoil during the times of Fidel Castro’s reign as leader of Cuba. All three of these

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    Léopold Sédar Senghor

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    Léopold Sédar Senghor Senegalese poet and statesman, founder of the Senegalese Democratic Bloc. Senghor was elected president of Senegal in the 1960s. He retired from office in 1980. He was one of the originators of the concept of Négritude, defined as the literary and artistic expression of the black African experience. In historical context the term has been seen as a reaction against French colonialism and a defence of African culture. It has deeply influnced the strengthening of African identity

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    Jola Initiation Ritual

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    Jola Initiation Ritual The phenomenon of folkloric festivals and cultural identity in the contemporary Senegal region of the Casamance provides a unique opportunity to experience and describe customs that have dictated creative and functional experiences for over a thousand years in the western mid enclave of African continent. In seeking to understand this subject we are made aware of the changing textures of time and space and the beauty of physical universe existence, as well as the challenge

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    Reclaiming the Voice in So Long a Letter

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    African male authors on behalf of African women, reclaiming the voice that has been previously denied to them. Mariama Bâ was born into an influential Senegalese family in 1929. She was one of the first women to receive a Western education in Senegal. Reared by her maternal grandparents in a traditional Muslim household, she attended school only by the grace of her father, who had a strong vision of the future for his daughter. Bâ attended the French School in Dakar and went on to study at the

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