Belonging in Africa: Frederik Svane and Christian Protten on the Gold Coast in the Eighteenth Century

  title={Belonging in Africa: Frederik Svane and Christian Protten on the Gold Coast in the Eighteenth Century},
  author={Gunvor Simonsen},
  pages={91 - 115}
The idea that the African Atlantic world was populated by Atlantic Creoles who crossed cultural divides with relative ease is appealing, and it lends itself well to studies of identity formation that highlight the talents and opportunities that emerged from processes of cultural blending. Yet an examination of how travelling Africans ascribed meaning to their spatial and emotional groundings underlines that creolization in the African Atlantic was less smooth than suggested by the figure of the… 
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