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dc.contributor.advisorBoyer Lewis, Charlene M., 1965-
dc.contributor.authorDouglas, Kelcie Spencer
dc.descriptionviii, 58 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractWhile studying abroad in Senegal I was given the opportunity to experience a culture and religion very different from my own. However upon my return to the States I realized that in life, connections are made that come around full-circle. I ended up in Charleston, South Carolina and witnessed for myself how West African traditions were brought to the Lower South. Not only was I taken back to Senegal through pieces of the low country landscape yet there is a remarkable degree of contingency between the artistry and craftsmanship in Senegalese ironwork, basketry and cuisine and the African American culture still living in the coastal areas of South Carolina and Georgia. With such similarities, how could a relationship between the culture of the United States and that of West Africa be denied? In Senegal, the people always referred to me as their "sister." Now I understand the meaning.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College History Senior Individualized Projects Collection
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSenior Individualized Projects. History.;
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dc.titleOf Medicine Men and Marabouts: The Transference of Islamic Sufi Philosophies to Slave Communities in the Lower Southen_US
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