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African art

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies — British History.

This entry contains two subentries: An Overview; and Contemporary African Art.

African art presents unique potentials and challenges in terms of art historical engagement. One of...

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African Studies

Overview page. Subjects: British History — African Studies.

Informed writing about Africa and its people dates back to the era of the slave trade. However, most of these earlier accounts were written by travellers, traders, missionaries, and...

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Ayo Bankole

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies — British History.

(1935–1976).

Nigerian composer and ethnomusicologist born in Lagos. His early musical education included being a chorister at Christchurch, Lagos, and in 1945 he enrolled in the...

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Caribbean Arts Movement

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies — British History.

The Caribbean Arts Movement or Caribbean Artist Movement (CAM) was started in the 1960s by West Indians living in Britain. The goal of the movement was to facilitate the critical ...

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Edward Wilmot Blyden

Overview page. Subjects: British History — African Studies.

Ever the peripatetic intellectual, teacher, journalist, philosopher, and diplomat, Edward Wilmot Blyden (1832–1912) managed to be both a powerful exponent of the uniqueness of the...

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Fela Sowande

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies — British History.

(1905–1987).

Professor, composer, and organist, celebrated and internationally renowned as being a founding father in the development of modern Nigerian art music. He was born in...

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George Padmore

Overview page. Subjects: British History — African Studies.

1902–1959 Anticolonial activist, Communist, and Pan-Africanist whose career spanned the Americas, Europe, the Soviet Union, and Africa.

George Padmore dedicated his life to the...

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John Jacob Thomas

Overview page. Subjects: British History — African Studies.

(c.1840–1889).

Linguistics scholar and polemicist born in Trinidad, the son of former slaves. Little is known of his early life, but he did well as a pupil at the Woodbrook ...

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Khartoum

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies — British History.

Established in 1821 as an Egyptian army camp at the junction of the Blue Nile and the White Nile, and later a garrison town. In 1885 a British and Egyptian force under the command of...

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Scramble for Africa

Overview page. Subjects: British History — African Studies.

Phrase often used to describe the European partition and conquest of Africa in the late nineteenth century.

The scramble for Africa, a British term coined in 1884, describes the...

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