GB 230: The Caribbean and the African Diaspora

Class Program
Credits 4
The Caribbean has longstanding connections to the African continent through the African diaspora - the displacement of African peoples throughout the world. These connections began with the arrival of enslaved Africans in the Western hemisphere. Since that time, the Caribbean and Africa have shared much in terms of culture, languages, identities, race, social experiences, and political projects. This course will look at the historical development of the relationship between the two regions, giving students a better understanding of both the Caribbean and Africa, of the dispersal of Africans throughout the globe, and of the social and political importance of global exchanges between regions that have differences, but also similarities.