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Sub-Saharan African Cultures

Lecture no. 22 from the course: Customs of the World: Using Cultural Intelligence to Adapt, Wherever You Are

Sub-Saharan African Cultures

Taught by Professor David Livermore | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Travel Courses

Why are Africans so religious? Why are African brides looked upon with such high regard? How big a problem is corruption in Africa, really? Get answers as you examine the diversity of Sub-Saharan Africa’s customs, religious and tribal traditions, and lifestyles, as well as its unifying history of colonization and slavery.


July 18, 2016
In thirty minutes, Dr.Livermore seems to be able to peg Sub-Saharan African culture without stereotyping, judging, condescending, or idealizing. I teach and coach Sub-Saharan high school students in Atlanta, and I can see where my African students abide by and extend the culture of Ubuntu to their "family" of Latino and Vietnamese classmates and teammates. Now I can begin to have a better understanding of my African students' family relations, dress codes, gender roles, and religious beliefs.