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Unformatted text preview: Shawna Rose Brown Sean Eversley-Bradwell Introduction to African February 19, 2008 Response 4 The definition of Diaspora, according to Edwards, is a dispersion of people from their homeland to many places. He speaks briefly of the Armenian, Greek and Jewish diaspora, and continues to say that a diaspora has to do with “traumatic and forced departure” from one’s homeland. Moreover, the African diaspora, in particular, is concerned with slavery as a result of the Diaspora, instead of just focusing on the Black’s dispersion only. According to Gomez in Reversing Sail the African Diaspora is concerned with two main issues. The first is the way the Africa descendents are influenced by the culture, politics and social issues of their ancestors. It is important to recognize how one is influenced by their ancestors, so that one can gain a better understanding of how the culture evolved, and how it all relates to oneself. It is also important to understand how one’s culture was politically and relates to oneself....
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course CSCR 106 taught by Professor Eversley-bradwell during the Spring '08 term at Ithaca College.
- Spring '08