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Economy, Informal

Martin J. Murray, Dana Kornberg

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Informal Economy Introduction Generally speaking, the term “informal economy” refers to income-generating activities that take place outside o...

Education

Amy Stambach

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2019-05-29

EducationIntroductionEducation in Africa refers to a number of social institutions and teaching practices, including government-run systems of schooli...

Education and the Study of Africa

Corrie Decker

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Education and the Study of Africa Introduction Though some historians and anthropologists have examined precolonial or indigenous forms of soci...

Egypt

Farha Ghannam

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Egypt Introduction The Arab Republic of Egypt, with around 85 million inhabitants, is the second most populous African country. Located mainly...

Egypt, Ancient

Toby Wilkinson

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

Ancient EgyptIntroductionAncient Egypt produced the longest-lived civilization of the ancient world and one of the most stable systems of government i...

Environment

A. T. Grove

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Environment Introduction The environment of Africa, as it is considered here, includes the atmosphere and its behavior over the long and short...

Environmental History

Gregory H. Maddox

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

Environmental History Introduction Environmental history, the study of how human societies and the natural world shape each other over time, d...

Equatorial Guinea

Alicia Campos Serrano

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

Equatorial GuineaIntroductionThe state of Equatorial Guinea is the product of the patchy Spanish colonization in the Gulf of Guinea since the mid-19th...

Eritrea

Dan Connell

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

EritreaIntroductionHuman settlement in Eritrea stretches back at least 10,000 years with tools discovered in the Barka Valley dating from 8000 bce and...

Ethiopia

David H. Shinn

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2014-03-27

EthiopiaIntroductionEthiopia is perhaps the origin of humankind; it is sub-Saharan Africa’s oldest civilization, the second most populous country in a...

Ethnicity and Politics

Crawford Young

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Ethnicity and Politics Introduction Ethnicity is now universally regarded as a key element in the political process in African states. Paradox...

Europe and Africa, Medieval

Allen Fromherz

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2015-08-31

Medieval Europe and Africa Introduction Studies of the relationship between Western North Africa (the Maghreb) and Europe have been marked by ...

Family Planning

Emily Callaci

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2017-10-25

Family PlanningIntroductionFamily planning, as defined by contemporary institutions such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International ...

Famine

Daniel Maxwell, Merry Fitzpatrick

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Famine Introduction Famine is now generally described as an extreme crisis of access to adequate food, manifested in widespread malnutrition a...

Farah, Nuruddin

F. Fiona Moolla

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2017-11-29

Nuruddin FarahIntroductionNuruddin Farah (b. 1945 in Baidoa, southern Somalia) is an award-winning African author. He is internationally known, with a...

Feminism

Desiree Lewis

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Feminism Introduction Contemporary forms of feminist activism in Africa originated in women’s participation in nationalist struggles during th...

Food and Food Production

Ayodeji Olukoju

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Food and Food Production Introduction The transition from a hunter-gatherer existence to food production and urbanization was a turning point ...

Fugard, Athol

Marianne McDonald

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2016-05-26

Athol FugardIntroductionSince the 1950s, the searing plays of South African playwright Athol Fugard (born 1932 in Middelburg, South Africa) have trace...

Fulani

Tea Virtanen

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2015-01-15

Fulani Introduction The Fulani—also known as Fulbe, Fula and Peul—constitute one of the largest and most widely spread ethnic groups in Sub-Sa...

Gabon

Jeremy Rich

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Gabon Introduction Located in West Central Africa, Gabon is a country on the South Atlantic coast. The equator passes through the center of the...

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