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Jukwa market, Ghana

This is a paper on the anthropology of and from Africa, with a particular focus on sub-Saharan Africa. Through a series of seminars, we will examine and critically discuss a range of themes, such as: the relationship between African anthropology and colonialism; race and the ‘invention’ of Africa; diasporas and migration; Christianity and Islam; healing and medicine; politics and human rights; economic reforms and their effects; popular culture and youth; gender and sexuality; land; violence and memory; cities and infrastructure; energy and climate. We will explore both historical sources as well as contemporary research. 


Paper Resources

SAN4a Africa Paper Guide 2024-25

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