Description: Afro-Ásia is, since 1965, the biannual journal of the Center for Afro-Oriental Studies at Federal University of Bahia (Salvador, Brazil). This publication is dedicated to the dissemination of studies on Asian and African people, and their descendants in Brazil and elsewhere. The journal occupies an important place in Brazilian academic life as it is one of the few national publications devoted mostly to African and Afro-diasporic issues in a country known for the strength of African influence in its culture and history. Papers published in Afro-Ásia have promoted and scholarly thinking and debates on such topics as the history of slavery, race relations and the complex processes of identity construction, and have also produced significant data to inform progressive attitude against racism and racial inequality in our society.
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