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Alexander Keese

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2016-01-21

TogoIntroductionTogo is a territory with long borders that were artificially created by European intrusion around 1884 and in 1920 through the divisio...


Andrew Walsh

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2014-10-28

Tourism Introduction Research on tourism in African studies has developed considerably in recent decades, alongside the development of tourism...


John McPeak

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Trade Introduction The literature on trade in Africa is vast, and the topic is multifaceted. Trade occurs within African countries, between co...

Traditional Religion, African

Wyatt MacGaffey

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

African Traditional Religion Introduction The term “African Traditional Religion” is used in two complementary senses. Loosely, it encompas...

Trans-Saharan Trade

Ghislaine Lydon

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Trans-Saharan Trade Introduction Since E. W. Bovill’s captivating Caravans of the Old Sahara (Bovill 1933, cited under General Overviews), and...


Gordon Pirie

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2016-05-26

TransportationIntroductionTransport has been one of Africa’s great transformative forces. The amount of writing about transportation in the continent ...


Silvia Marsans-Sakly

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Tunisia Introduction The geographic entity that is modern Tunisia was the onetime Roman province of Ifriqiya, breadbasket of the empire, whose...


Shane Doyle, Aidan Stonehouse

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Uganda Introduction The region that would take the name Uganda became part of the British Empire in the 1890s. Blessed with relatively fertile...

Urbanism and Urbanization

Garth Myers

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Urbanism and Urbanization Introduction Africa is typically seen as both the least urbanized continent and the most rapidly urbanizing one. Its...

Wars and Warlords

Morten Bøås

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

Wars and WarlordsIntroductionThe debate about war in African studies has gone through a number of important changes. Until the end of the Cold War, Af...

Western Sahara

Francesco Correale

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2016-05-26

Western SaharaIntroductionThe Western Sahara (WS) is a 266,000 square kilometer area between North Africa and the Atlantic Ocean. In a conventional wa...

Women and African History

Kathleen Sheldon

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Women and African HistoryIntroductionAfrican women’s history embraces a wide variety of societies in more than fifty countries with different geograph...

Women and Colonialism

Kathleen Sheldon

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Women and ColonialismIntroductionEuropeans began arriving in Africa in the 15th century, most frequently settling in coastal enclaves while they pursu...

Women and Politics

Aili Mari Tripp

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Women and Politics ...

Women and Slavery

Claire C. Robertson

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Women and Slavery Introduction The study of women and slavery in the world and in Africa is a relatively new. The first study focusing on ensl...

Women in 19th-Century West Africa

Temilola Alanamu

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Women in 19th-Century West AfricaIntroductionWhilst West Africa was first settled about 12,000 bce, the 19th century was a crucial time in the history...

Women, Gender and the Study of Africa

Beverly Stoeltje

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2015-01-15

Women, Gender, and the Study of Africa Introduction The multiplicity and diversity of African societies is reflected in the broad literature d...

Yoruba Language and Literature

Karin Barber

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Yoruba Language and Literature Introduction Yoruba is a tonal language of the Niger-Congo family and is spoken by about thirty million people,...

Yoruba States, Benin, and Dahomey

Babatunde Lawal

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2015-04-29

Yoruba States, Benin, and Dahomey Introduction The Yoruba states, Benin, and Dahomey of West Africa attracted international attention between ...


Karen Tranberg Hansen

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2014-08-26

Youth Introduction Youth is a culturally constructed category with meanings embedded in the transition from childhood to adulthood that change...

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