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Ama has been used in an academic environment by:

Prof. Emmanuel Akyeampong at Harvard in his course on Slavery and the Slave
Trade in Africa and the Americas
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Prof. Kenneth Wilburn at the University of East Carolina in courses on
Imperialism in Theory and Practice and the History of Africa and

Prof. Heidi Gengenbach in her Boston University CAS Writing Program Seminar
in World Literature: WR100 FD Stories of the Atlantic Slave Trade ("Key
texts include Olaudah Equiano’s The Interesting Narrative of the Life of
Olauda Equiano, Fred D’Aquiar’s Feeding the Ghosts, Manu Herbstein’s Ama: A
Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade, Charles Johnson’s Middle Passage, and
Robert Hams’ The Diligent: A Voyage through the Worlds of the Slave Trade")

Prof. Martin Klein, Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto, Benedict Distinguished Visiting Professor of History at Carleton College, will use Ama in a Winter 2004-5 Research Seminar, HIST 395: Comparative Slavery (“. . . will review some of the literature on slavery and the slave trade and will center on two narratives . . . The second is a novel that traces the history of a young girl from her enslavement in northern Ghana to Brazil.”)