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During this groundbreaking paintings, Robert Baum seeks to reconstruct the spiritual and social background of the Diola groups in southern Senegal in the course of the precolonial period, whilst the Atlantic slave exchange used to be at its top. Baum exhibits that Diola neighborhood leaders used a posh of spiritual shrines and priesthoods to manage and comprise the impact of the slave exchange. He demonstrates how this shut involvement with the investors considerably replaced Diola spiritual life.

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