Archaeologist | Researcher | National Geographic Explorer
Dela Kuma (PhD)
Specializes in African Archaelogy
Years - Research Experience
Years - Field Work Experience
Fellowships, Grands & Awards
Africanizing Tastes and Consumer Power during ‘Legitimate’ Trade at Amedeka, Ghana (AD 1807-1900)
Dr. Kuma’s current book project ” Africanizing Tastes and Consumer Power during ‘Legitimate’ Trade at Amedeka, Ghana (AD 1807-1900),” delves into the broad transformations in local tastes and everyday life during the nineteenth-century trade in the hinterlands of southeastern Ghana. In this book, Dr. Kuma shifts the narratives of global encounters from how dominant global actors impacted daily life in Africa to the varied local embodied practices that mediated the reception, consumption, and rejection of regional and imported goods.