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President - Edmund Abaka

Edmund Abaka – Bio

Edmund Abaka attended the University of Cape Coast in Ghana, the University of Guelph (Guelph Ontario) and York University in Ontario, Canada, where he graduated with a Ph.D. in African History. He teaches African and African Diaspora history courses at the University of Miami and is Director of the Africana Studies Program.

Professor Abaka has published a number of articles on kola (one of the original ingredients for Coca-Cola). His monograph titled "Kola is God's Gift": Agricultural Production, Export Initiatives and the Kola Industry of Asante and the Gold Coast, c. 1820-1950 (James Currey & Ohio University Press) came out in 2005.

In 2012, he published House of Slaves and “Door of No Return” Gold Coast/Ghana Slave Forts, Castles & Dungeons and the Atlantic Slave (Africa World Press) and Du Bois on Africa (Left Coast Press), with Eugene F. Provenzo Jr.

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