Explores the transatlantic connections between Central Africa and North America over the past 500 years in the visual and performing arts of both cultures.
"A powerful statement through both word and image of how individuals of African descent have negotiated African cultural practices, whether through remembrance or rediscovery, as strategies for their physical and psychological health."--Jean Borgatti, Boston University "Uses an interdisciplinary approach to understanding Kongo culture in Africa and its transformation in North America. Valuable in its scope and coverage, this is an important collection of studies from the leading scholars on Kongo."--Mariana Candido, author of "An African Slaving Port and the Atlantic World"