KONGO ACROSS THE WATERS, by Susan Cooksey, Robin Poynor, Hein Vanhee - 2013


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Kongo Across the Waters

by Susan Cooksey, Robin Poynor, and Hein Vanhee

Gainesville: The University Press of Florida, 2013.

Softback is overall in VERY GOOD condition.

  • Book is bent. (Please see photo)
  • Wraps show some smudging and bookseller sticker on back. Corners are lightly scuffed.
  • Spine has a crease with lightly scuffed ends.
  • Binding is secure. 
  • Illustrations are bright and clear.
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. 
  • Text block edges have some marks along bottom edge. (Please see photo)
  • VK2021.0813

458 pages. 8.5X11 inches.

ISBN: 978-0-8130-4945-8

"Immersing readers in Kongo history and culture, the contributors to Kongo across the Waters investigate how an African culture with considerable historical depth evolved over five centuries in West Central Africa and also contributed significantly to the process of culture formation in communities of enslaved Africans and descendants of enslaved Africans in North America. By looking at art from Kongo and from African American communities in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Kongo across the Waters brings to light historic links between West Central Africa and North America.


This volume allows leading scholars of Kongo history, anthropology, linguistics, archaeology, and art to examine the history of Kongo peoples from the fifteenth century through today. These essays probe the historical interactions between the Kongolese and the Atlantic world, Kongo presence and influence in the United States, and Kongo inspired artistic expression in contemporary art." (from back)


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