4 edition of Language Culture & Society in West Africa found in the catalog.
Language Culture & Society in West Africa
C. W. Wigwe
by Hyperion Books
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||92|
West African Society and Culture GUIDE TO READING How did West African culture influence the way African Americans lived? What role did gender play in the organization of West African village life? What were the principal features of the indigenous religion of West Africa? KEY TERMS patrilineal, p. 24 matrilineal, p. 24 polygynous, p. 25 File Size: KB. Creating an African-American Culture—Language, Religion, and Music Language. For the first generations of Africans enslaved in the colonies, language accommodation and acculturation were a necessity for their survival in the Western world. Depending upon when and where they came from in Africa, in addition to their own languages, different.
Western Africa is a term used in the Encyclopædia Britannica to designate a geographic region within the continent of Africa. The term West Africa is also often used to refer to this part of the continent. As conventionally understood, however, West Africa is primarily a political and economic designation and comprises all the areas considered. West African Influences. Before the s historical interpretations of slavery suggested that the experience of the long and brutal voyage across the Atlantic Ocean and the humiliating and dehumanizing effect of enslavement destroyed the enslaved Africans' identity and severed them from their culture. The anthropologist Melville J. Herskovits challenged this interpretation in his book.
Language issues are often complex and controversial, particularly for many African countries where multiple languages are spoken. This book explores the trends, challenges, and opportunities of publishing in African languages from national, regional, and international perspectives. West Africa is west of an imagined north-south axis lying close to 10° east longitude. The Atlantic Ocean forms the western and southern borders of the West African region. The northern border is the Sahara Desert, with the Ranishanu Bend generally considered the northernmost part of the region. The eastern border is less precise, with some placing it at the Benue Trough, and others on a line.
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Great books on West African culture, when found, are a little like great paintings ― created with a careful compositional eye, a thoughtful color palette, with deliberate gestures that. If you want a reader, this is a useful selection of articles (but not just about West Africa): Roy R.
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The book surveys the most important language groupings in the region in terms of pre-colonial and colonial history; contact between the different language varieties (leading to language loss, pidginization, creolization and new mixed varieties). It examines language and public policy issues.
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In West Africa, FGM is seen among traditionalists as important for maintaining traditional society. An unaltered woman would dishonour her family and lower its position in society, as well as ruining her own chances for marriage – a circumcised woman is thought to be a moral woman, and more likely a virgin.
In this paper, we try to show the relevance of African culture and values to the contemporary society but maintain that these values be critically assessed, and those found to be inimical to the well-being and holistic development of the society, be discarded.
In this way, African culture Cited by: April 1: Collected Poems by Gabriel Okara (Nebraska University Press) Along with publishing a first book by an emerging new African poet each year, the Africa Book Fund has also committed to publishing a collected edition of “a major living African poet” each year, and this year it is Gabriel Okara, the only person who could ever be called both “the elder statesman of Nigerian literature Author: Aaron Bady.
The arts, rituals, traditions, and values that express the rich cultural heritage of West Africa: architecture, craftsmanship, music, history, mythology, collective.remaining language groups are well-represented as the continental sub-region is home to native speakers of over languages.
West African languages have the largest concentration of fi rst and second-language speakers on the continent, after Amharic and Swahili in East Africa.
Language # of Native Speakers Akan (AKA) 8, Fulah (FUL. The chapter considers food and eating customs within the culture of the Yorùbá, both resident in West Africa and scattered abroad. It looks specifically at the shared values and customs and how these define what is eaten, how it is eaten, and how the rules, organisation and values create a gastronomic and cultural : Ann Allen.