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The writer offers a summary of Collin A. Palmer's "Defining and Studying Modern America's Diaspora," D.T. Niane's rendition of an oral tradition, "Sundiata--Keita: The Lion King," and Chris Lowe's "Talking About Tribe: Moving To Stereotypes to Analysis". The writer relates his response to these articles and emphasizes how they all demonstrate that Africa means many things to many people, and that it has a rich history that impacts the entire world.
From the Paper:"By taking this class, I was introduced to these questions, and though I am not much closer to answering them, I have learned the importance of considering them. Before I took this course, I thought Africa was just another continent with a rich history that affected its inhabitants. My perspective has changed now, and I know Africa is important to us all. Through taking this course of African studies, I learned to see Africa in many different ways. Africa is a continent, a landmass rich with plant and animal vegetation. Africa is a political unit, a country that major powers argue about and nongovernmental organizations seek to aid or use as a shield. Africa is a land of stories and art, music and mythology, a pillar of worldwide creative studies. Finally, Africa is an identity, a gem that is carried in the heart of those who have known its magic through residency, ethnicity, and heritage. For some, Africa represents liberation, and for others captivation. Regardless, Africa is much more than a landmass. This class has helped me learn this."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Lowe, Chris. "Talking about 'Tribe': Moving from Stereotypes to Analysis." African Action. 2008. Customer did not provide web address.
- Naine, D.T. "Sundiata--Keita: The Lion King." Princeton Online. 1997. 7 March 2009. <http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/sundiata.htm>
- Palmer, Colin A. "Defining and Studying the Modern African Diaspora." American Historical Association. 1998. 7 March 2009. <http://www.historians.org/Perspectives/issues/1998/9809/9809VIE2.CFM>
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The African Experience (2010, December 25) Retrieved May 18, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/article-review/the-african-experience-146354/
"The African Experience" 25 December 2010. Web. 18 May. 2021. <https://www.academon.com/article-review/the-african-experience-146354/>