Afro Panamanian Guidebook
AFRO PANAMANIAN GUIDEBOOK
Embark on this cultural exploration with assurance, recognizing that the substance of this guidebook emerges from insightful discussions with Afro-Panamanian scholars and historians, including Mr. Jolly and Melva Lowe de Goodin. Furthermore, our collaboration extends to Isaac Villaverde, a maestro in Afro-Panamanian cuisine, who serves as both chef and proprietor at La Tapa del Coco in Panama City.
We extend an invitation to you to delve into these pages, absorb the narratives, and rediscover your affection for the people of Panama, time and again. More than a mere guidebook, this is an immersive invitation to connect with the very essence of Afro-Panamanian culture.
WHO THIS BOOK IS FOR
If you're drawn to the vibrant hues of Afro-Panamanian culture, whether you're planning a visit, living in Panama, or just curious to delve deeper, this book is your compass. Brought to you by Black Expats Explore Panama Tour (BEIP), ITA, and BEW, this guide is more than just a companion—it's an immersion into the heart and soul of Panama's Black culture.
This guidebook offers an exclusive perspective that transcends the conventional boundaries of travel guides. Uncover the layers of Afro-Panamanian culture, often overlooked in traditional guidebooks, and make your journey a truly enriching experience.
FOR ASPIRING EXPATS
Considering a move to Panama? This book is your cultural litmus test. Discover whether Panama resonates with you and your family on a deeper, cultural level, providing insights beyond the typical expat considerations.
FOR CURRENT EXPATS
Already calling Panama home? Dive into the pages of this guidebook to deepen your connection with the vibrant culture surrounding you. It's a key to understanding the roots, traditions, and narratives that shape your host nation.
FOR STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS
Immerse yourself in the ethnically and linguistically diverse tapestry of Panama. Whether you're learning Spanish or pursuing graduate studies, this guidebook provides a cultural backdrop, making your time abroad a more meaningful and insightful experience.
WHAT THIS BOOK IS NOT
This is not your typical travel guide. You won't find the usual tourist hotspots, immigration details, restaurant recommendations, or living accommodations here. Instead, we've curated essential cultural insights to broaden your understanding of Panama's history, its people, and the diverse tapestry that makes up its culture.
-Researcher, Writer, and Educator, Jameelah Muhammad
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