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 part of the CWPS Community Outreach program, they will present two public lectures at the Ann Arbor District Library, titled “African Culture: A Royal Perspective” and “A Glimpse into Royal Instruments and Music of West Africa.” Having served three kings, Otumfuo Agyeman Prempeh II, Otumfuo Opoku Ware II, and currently Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Nana Kwadwo Nyantakyi III has accumulated extraordinary wealth of knowledge of Akan and Asante culture. 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 about the Akan in Ghana.
Co-sponsored by the Stearns Collection, King•Chavéz•Parks Visiting Professors Program, and the Office of the Vice Provost for Equity, Inclusion and Academic Affairs, International Institute