CWPS Artist in Residence Lecture. The Role of a Queen Mother in Asante Culture


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  • Speaker: Nana Afia Adoma II, Queen of Antoa-Krobo in the Asante Kingdom
  • Host Department: Center for World Performance Studies (CWPS)
  • Date: 09/17/2014
  • Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Location: DAAS Conference Room: 4701 Haven Hall

  • Description:



    CWPS welcomes Nana Kwadwo Nyantakyi III (Sanaahene) and Nana Afia Adoma II (Queen) to the University of Michigan for one month during the fall of 2014. As a matrilineal society, Akan Queens are entrusted with lineage history, values, the complex political hierarchy, and succession procedures. While in Ann Arbor, they will share valuable first-hand experience with students at the University of Michigan about the Akan in Ghana.