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Achebe, Chinua

Evan Mwangi

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Chinua Achebe Introduction Chinua Achebe (b. 1930–d. 2013) is the best-known African novelist. Although several African writers preceded him, ...

Aid and Economic Development

Alice N. Sindzingre

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Aid and Economic Development Introduction The analysis of the relationships between foreign aid—also called “official development assistance” ...

Algeria

Phillip Naylor

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Algeria Introduction Algeria, Africa’s largest country, remains understudied except for its modern history, which features an oppressive colon...

Angola

W. Martin James

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Angola Introduction Angola is a land of contrast. It has abundant natural resources such as petroleum, diamonds, phosphate, timber, and fishin...

Arabic Language and Literature

Aida Bamia

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Arabic Language and Literature Introduction There is a general tendency to confuse Arab and Muslim identities. While the majority of Arabs are...

Archaeology and the Study of Africa

Ann B. Stahl

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Archaeology and the Study of Africa Introduction Africa is the birthplace of humankind and a continent of tremendous social and cultural diver...

Archaeology of Central Africa

Pierre de Maret

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Archaeology of Central Africa Introduction Centered in the basin of the Congo River, the second most powerful river in the world, Central Afri...

Art, Art History, and the Study of Africa

Patrick McNaughton, Diane Pelrine

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Art, Art History, and the Study of Africa Introduction African cultures have created sumptuous and subtle art in numerous materials for many m...

Arts of Central Africa

Allen F. Roberts

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Arts of Central Africa Introduction Central Africa consists of the Democratic Republic of the Congo or DRC, the Republic of the Congo or Congo...

Arts of Western Africa

Mary Jo Arnoldi

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Arts of Western Africa Introduction West African arts include many of the most outstanding works from the continent and in the world. Home to ...

Botswana (Bechuanaland)

John D. Holm

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Botswana Bechuanaland Introduction Botswana became independent in 1966. Previously, it was a protectorate of the United Kingdom, which ruled t...

British Colonial Rule in Sub-Saharan Africa

Timothy H. Parsons

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

British Colonial Rule in Sub-Saharan Africa Introduction The British Empire in Africa went through several distinct phases. From the heyday of...

Burundi

Patricia Daley

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Burundi Introduction The modern state of Burundi is one of the few African states that have retained its territorial integrity from the precol...

Cameroon

Benedict Nantang Jua

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Cameroon Introduction The Republic of Cameroon, nested between West and Central Africa, covers an area of 183,520 square miles and shares bord...

Cape Verde

Isabel Rodrigues

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Cape Verde Introduction Independent from Portugal since 5 July 1975, the Republic of Cape Verde, or simply Cabo Verde as the country is genera...

Central African Republic

Richard Bradshaw, Juan Fandos-Rius

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Central African Republic Introduction The Central African Republic (CAR) is a landlocked country slightly larger than France located north of ...

Children and Childhood

Steve Howard

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-02-26

Children and Childhood Introduction African society is structured largely around the lives of its children. Across the continent, children rep...

Christianity, African

Thomas Spear

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

African Christianity Introduction Christianity in Africa goes back to the earliest days of the church, when it spread along the Mediterranean ...

Colonial Rule, Belgian

Matthew G. Stanard

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Belgian Colonial Rule Introduction Central Africa’s long history witnessed growing connections to the world beyond as a result of the Atlantic...

Colonial Rule, German

Marianne Bechhaus-Gerst

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

German Colonial Rule Introduction With the exception of Brandenburg-Prussia’s short-lived attempt to gain a foothold on the West African coast...

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