Spiritual Vibrations of Historic Kormantse and the Search for African Diaspora Identity and Freedom
Materialities of Ritual in the Black Atlantic
This chapter is about the archaeology of memory and spiritual genealogies. It is an attempt to explain the formation of a spiritual identity by enslaved Africans in the Americas, and the possible relationship of that identity—including its oral, artistic, written, and performed religious expressions—to an historical community in Atlantic Africa. It examines how the “Cromanti/ Kromantin” communities in the Caribbean and South America used the memory of Kormantse in present-day Ghana to generate discourses and practices of resistance against slavery and fight for freedom, as well as to create an autonomous African identity in the Americas.
Agorsah, E.K. (2014). Spiritual Vibrations of Historic Kormantse and the Search for African Diaspora Identity and Freedom in Materialities of Ritual in the Black Atlantic, 87-107. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. Edited by Akinwumi Ogundiran and Paula Saunders.