The Upper Guinea Coast in Global Perspectives

Author
Jacqueline Knörr, Christopher Kohl
Content Type
Book
Institution
Berghahn Books
Abstract
For centuries, Africa’s Upper Guinea Coast region has been the site of regional and global interactions, with societies from different parts of the African continent and beyond engaging in economic trade, cultural exchange, and various forms of conflict. This book provides a wide-ranging look at how such encounters have continued into the present day, identifying the disruptions and continuities in religion, language, economics, and various other social phenomena that have resulted. These accounts show a region that, while still grappling with the legacies of colonialism and the slave trade, is both shaped by and an important actor within ever-denser global networks, exhibiting consistent transformation and creative adaptation.
Topic
Globalization, Regional Cooperation, Colonialism, Conflict
Political Geography
Africa, Liberia, West Africa, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Guinea, Gambia