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Themes characterizing African Diaspora studies

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Themes characterizing African Diaspora studies Dispersion through slave trade History of African Diaspora not always rooted in slavery, also voluntary migration Forced migration and racialization as key components of Diaspora Cultural continuity and retention. What Africans brought to Diaspora Links between dispersed people and their original homeland and current homeland Dialectic relationship between Diaspora blacks and original homeland – how they perceive Africa o Identification with or rejection of homeland o Ambivalence towards Africa Dialectic relationship between Diaspora blacks and current homeland o Possibility of adaption o Assimilation o Identity o Loyalty to new country? Identification with old? Desire to return Emigration and resettlement. Return – Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria (Afro Brazilians) return and its meaning Africa in the consciousness of Diaspora blacks (regardless of desire to return or not) Diversity within the Diaspora. Recognizing differences while
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