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Konadu, Kwasi

Overview
Works: 31 works in 99 publications in 2 languages and 2,953 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biography  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Redactor
Classifications: DT510, 305.8963385
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kwasi Konadu
A view from the East : black cultural nationalism and education in New York City by Kwasi Konadu( )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With fresh insight and great detail, Kwasi B. Konadu excavates the legacy of The East, exploring the confluence of cultural nationalism, education, economic self-sufficiency, and the arts during the Black Power period."
The Ghana reader : history, culture, politics by Kwasi Konadu( Book )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Covering 500 years of Ghana's history, The Ghana Reader provides a multitude of historical, political, and cultural perspectives on this iconic African nation. Whether discussing the Asante Kingdom and the Gold Coast's importance to European commerce and transatlantic slaving, Ghana's brief period under British colonial rule, or the emergence of its modern democracy--the volume's eighty selections emphasize Ghana's enormous symbolic and pragmatic value to global relations. They also demonstrate that the path to fully understanding Ghana requires acknowledging its ethnic and cultural diversity and listening to its population's varied voices. Readers will encounter selections written by everyone from farmers, traders, and the clergy to intellectuals, politicians, musicians, and foreign travelers. With sources including historical documents, poems, treaties, articles, and fiction, The Ghana Reader conveys the multiple and intersecting histories of Ghana's development as a nation, its key contribution to the formation of the African diaspora, and its increasingly important role in twenty-first-century global economy and politics."--Provided by publisher
The Akan diaspora in the Americas by Kwasi Konadu( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his groundbreaking study of the Akan diaspora, Kwasi Konadu demonstrates how this cultural group originating in West Africa both engaged in and went beyond the familiar diasporic themes of maroonage, resistance, and freedom. Between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries, the Akan never formed a majority among other Africans in the Americas. But their leadership skills in war and political organization, efficacy in medicinal plant use and spiritual practice, and culture archived in the musical traditions, language, and patterns of African diasporic life far outweighed their sheer numbers. Konadu argues that a composite Akan culture calibrated between the Gold Coast and forest fringe made the contributions of the Akan diaspora possible. The book examines the Akan experience in Guyana, Jamaica, Antigua, Barbados, former Danish and Dutch colonies, and North America, and how those early experiences foreground the modern engagement and movement of diasporic Africans and Akan people between Ghana and North America. Locating the Akan variable in the African diasporic equation allows scholars and students of the Americas to better understand how the diasporic quilt came to be and is still evolving. -- Publisher description
Indigenous medicine and knowledge in African society by Kwasi Konadu( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Japanese and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This groundbreaking study of indigenous knowledge has important implications for the study of medical and knowledge systems in Africa and the African Diaspora worldwide
African world histories : Transatlantic Africa, 1440-1888 by Kwasi Konadu( Book )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Truth crushed to the earth will rise again! : the East organization and the principles and practice of Black nationalist development by Kwasi Konadu( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our own way in this part of the world : biography of an African culture, community, and nation by Kwasi Konadu( )

6 editions published in 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kofi Donko (1913-1995) was a blacksmith and farmer, as well as an important healer, intellectual, spiritual leader, settler of disputes, and custodian of shared values for his Ghanaian community. In 'Our Own Way in This Part of the World' Kwasi Konadu centers Donko's life story and experiences in a communography of Donko's community and nation from the late nineteenth century through the end of the twentieth, which were shaped by historical forces from colonial Ghana's cocoa boom to decolonization and political and religious parochialism. Although Donko touched the lives of thousands of citizens and patients, neither he nor they appear in national or international archives covering the region. Yet his memory persists in his intellectual and healing legacy, and the story of his community offers a non-national, decolonized example of social organization structured around spiritual forces that serves as a powerful reminder of the importance for scholars to take their cues from the lived experiences and ideas of the people they study
The Akan people : a documentary history( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading the world : an African perspective on world history by Kwasi Konadu( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transatlantic Africa, 1440-1888 by Kwasi Konadu( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transatlantic Africa: 1440-1888 offers an African-centric interpretation of the Atlantic slave trade. Based on careful reading of Africans' oral histories and traditions, written documents, and visual evidence, the book focuses not on the mechanics or operation of the Atlantic slaving system, but rather on the beliefs, ideas, and worldviews of the Africans who experienced it. It examines the internal workings of African societies and their members at various strata in the transatlantic era, strongly emphasizing the global context and the multiplicity of African experiences during that period, and interpreting the process of transatlantic slaving and its consequences through largely African and diasporic primary sources. By integrating Africans' viewpoints with critical interpretations, Transatlantic Africa: 1440-1888 balances intellectual rigor with broad accessibility, helping students to think about the Atlantic slave trade from a new perspective
Akan peoples in Africa and the diaspora : a historical reader( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Akan studies in Africa and the diaspora : a historical reader( Book )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Akan pioneers : African histories, diasporic experiences by Kwasi Konadu( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Using diverse and new sources (archaeological, biomedical, climatological, linguistic, ethno-musical, oral and documentary sources in various languages), this study tells the story of a West African people, the origins and character of their cultural forms and ideas, and how these Akan, or 'pioneering peoples, ' shaped the politics and societies of their homeland as well as the European colonies that received their enslaved members"--Back cover
Euro-African commerce and social chaos : Akan societies in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries by Kwasi Konadu( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Akan People by Kwasi Konadu( Book )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accessing the archives : sources, subjects, and subjugation in the African world by Kwasi Konadu( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Our Own Way in This Part of the World by Kwasi Konadu( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Concepts of medicine as interpreted by Akan healers and indigenous knowledge archives among the Bono-Takyiman of Ghana, West Africa : a case study by Kwasi Konadu( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Naming and framing a crime against humanity : African voices of the transatlantic slave system, ca. 1500-1900 by Kwasi Konadu( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

VIEW FROM THE EAST by Kwasi Konadu( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The Akan diaspora in the Americas
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The Akan diaspora in the AmericasIndigenous medicine and knowledge in African societyTruth crushed to the earth will rise again! : the East organization and the principles and practice of Black nationalist developmentReading the world : an African perspective on world history
Alternative Names
Konadu, Kwasi B.

Kwasi Konadu 1975-

Kwasi Konadu historicus

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