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Kriol without Creoles: Rethinking Guinea’s Afro-Atlantic Connections (Sixteenth to Twentieth Centuries)

  • Philip J. Havik
Part of the Studies of the Americas book series (STAM)

Abstract

Since the mid-1990s the idea of a “Black Atlantic,” as proposed by Gilroy (1993), has opened a whole new perspective upon the cultural aspects of transatlantic interactions. The various populations that make up this dynamic, interactive space began to “get” a joint history, characterized by composite practices and identities in a constantly changing world as people on the move linked and recreated continents and islands. Far from dissipating, this breath of fresh air in the social sciences has since provoked a multidisciplinary debate, obliging its respective disciplines to reposition themselves within this new universe. However, its principal proponents have essentially focused on the northern Atlantic and on its Anglophone aspects, thereby largely neglecting the southern hemisphere (Coates 2005). While some scholars have reminded their readers of the latter’s importance with regard to the all-pervading transatlantic slave trade, their writings have not, so far, been identified as exponents of this new current of thought.

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Civil Servant Language Policy Seventeenth Century Sixteenth Century Slave Trade 
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