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Title Time in the Black experience / edited by Joseph K. Adjaye
Published Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1994


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Description viii, 233 pages ; 24 cm
Series Contributions in Afro-American and African studies, 0069-9624 ; no. 167
Contributions in Afro-American and African studies ; no. 167
Contents 1. Time in Africa and Its Diaspora: An Introduction / Joseph K. Adjaye -- 2. Ntangu-Tandu-Kolo: The Bantu-Kongo Concept of Time / K. K. Bunseki Fu-Kiau -- 3. Time, Language, and the Oral Tradition: An African Perspective / Omari H. Kokole -- 4. Time, Identity, and Historical Consciousness in Akan / Joseph K. Adjaye -- 5. Time and Culture among the Bamana/Mandinka and Dogon of Mali / Kassim Kone -- 6. Time and Labor in Colonial Africa: The Case of Kenya and Malawi / Alamin Mazrui and Lupenga Mphande -- 7. "Kafir Time": Preindustrial Temporal Concepts and Labor Discipline in Nineteenth-Century Colonial Natal / Keletso E. Atkins -- 8. Time and History among a Maroon People: The Aluku / Kenneth M. Bilby -- 9. Jamaican Maroons: Time and Historical Identity / Joseph K. Adjaye -- 10. Early African-American Attitudes toward Time and Work / Mechal Sobel -- 11. Time in the African Diaspora: The Gullah Experience / Joseph E. Holloway
Summary In the first book which deals entirely with the subject of time in Africa and the Black Diaspora, Adjaye presents ten critical case studies of selected communities in Africa, the Caribbean, and the American South. The essays cover a wide spectrum of manifestations of temporal experience, including cosmological and genealogical time, physical and ecological cycles, time and worldview, social rhythm, agricultural and industrial time, and historical processes and consciousness. The studies confirm the continuity of temporal experience among Africans from pre-colonial times, through the colonial p
Analysis Black persons History
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [213]-224) and index
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Subject African Americans -- History.
African Americans -- Social life and customs.
Blacks -- History.
Blacks -- Social life and customs.
Time -- Social aspects -- Africa.
Time -- Social aspects -- America.
Author Adjaye, Joseph K., 1940-
LC no. 93035843
ISBN 0313291187 (alk. paper)