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University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Aas 100 - Intro African Amer Stds
Intro African Amer Stds Documents

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AAS 100 1nd Edition Exam 1 Study Guide Lectures 1 7 Lecture 1 August 28 Contemporary Africa Things to Know Africa makes up 15 of the world s population 1 1 billion people Youngest continent because of high death rates due to poor health care 2000 languages spoken in Africa East Africa is said to be the birth place of civilization o Lucy oldest skeleton found in Ethiopia that resembles a species similar to that of the modern human race Berlin Conference the reason Africa is split into so many different countries and regions o Determined political boundaries 19th century that are present today o Scramble for Africa convened by King Leopold II King Leopold II King of Belgium that invaded Congo in search of rubber Force Publique Police force that was used to enforce policies reaching the quota for rubber produced by each citizen under King Leopold II o Broken laws were punishable by death The Advent of Independence o Beginning after 1945 independence movement began across Africa because Europe was weak from WWII and easily let their colonies go o Over the next decade after 1957 all the colonies in Africa won independence Egungun ceremonies Vodun Day new year celebration Threats to African Progress o Disease poor healthcare HIV AIDS Ebola o Education o Lack of technology o Lack of material resources o Corruption of the government Lecture 2 September 2 Chinua Achebe grandfather of African literature Best known for Things Fall Apart o Inspiration Joyce Cary s Mister Johnson 1939 o Thought it was superficial and wrote his story on the same issue from a different view point Achebe s Preoccupations and Writing Style o Themes Christianity Africans values oral tradition Igbo traditions Characters to know o Okonkwo o Unofa o Ikemefuma o Nwoye o Ezinma o Ekwefi o Obierika Themes to Consider indicate key themes o Fate vs Freewill o Memory Documentary o Social Disintegration o Masculinity Patriarchy vs Feminism o Fear o Belief o Justice Know what a proverb is and be able to

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