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September 20, 7PM
Expressive Cultures in the Idiom of Hybridity
Since their origins as the flags and ensigns of militia groups on the Gold Coast in the 18th century, asafo flags have now become sought after cultural objects. In this richly illustrated talk, the University of Toronto's Ato Quayson will trace the history of asafo groups and their flags, from their earliest beginnings nearly three hundred years ago to their significance today in Ghanaian and wider African cultures.
ASL Interpretation will be provided.
Free with RSVP