Midterm guide_09 - CAAS 111 MIDTERM STUDY GUIDE Profs. J....

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CAAS 111 MIDTERM STUDY GUIDE Fall 2009 Profs. J. Scott and K. Askew The midterm exam will take place in lecture on Thursday, February 19 th . It covers all course materials—readings, lectures, films, discussions—through the week of February 9 th (Week 6 on the syllabus). The exam will consist of two sections, each worth 50% of the grade. SECTION I: IDENTIFICATIONS Section I will present a selection of eight terms drawn from the list below. You will be asked to identify and define five of the terms and to state the significance of each for the study of Africa and its diasporas. griot Kongo cosmology (worldview) amanuensis Middle Passage “Gustavus Vassa” sugar divination Nubia orisha rice jeli Bance Island The North Star Elmina Fugitive Slave Act Hamitic curse red cloth tales Yoruba cosmology (worldview) Sylvia Dubois “homeland” Mali retentions reinterpretations reinventions/revivals syncretism nyamakalaw Treaty of Tordesillas maroons candomblé Haitian Revolution “gradual emancipation”
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