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AAS 301: Introduction to the African Diaspora: Finding Articles

A guide to the library resources for students in AAS 301 - Introduction to the African Diaspora. Spring 2020.

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Keywords for People of African Descent Living in other countries

It's sometimes difficult to find the right word or phrase to use in searching for books or articles about people of African descent living in other countries.  Here are some ideas.

Combine the following words or phrases with the country you are searching for:

Blacks (ie Blacks -- France, Blacks -- Brazil)
Black People or Black Germans or Black Brazilians
Africans from particular countries (ie Angolans, Ghanians, Somalian etc)
Africans from particular ethnic groups (Yoruba, Hausa, Fulani, etc.)
Use the prefix "Afro-" (ie. Afro-Cuban, Afro-Latino, Afro-Decendants)
People of African Descent
Migrants/Immigrants/Asylum Seekers/Refugees
Slaves/Enslaved People

Some other useful seach strategies include combining the name of your country with the following terms:

African Diaspora
African Religions associated with the diaspora - Candomble, Santeria, Voodoo (and other various spellings), and others
African Culture associated with the diaspora - foods (moqueca baiana), music (reggae, samba), etc.
Black Lives Matter


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