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Asante and the Akan and Mossi States

Pashington Obeng

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2015-03-10

Asante and the Akan and Mossi States Introduction Studies of the Asante, Akan, and Mossi show the importance of migration, language, identity,...

Bantu Expansion

Kathryn M. de Luna

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2014-11-25

Bantu Expansion Introduction The Bantu languages, a closely-knit family of 440 to 680 languages (depending on how one distinguishes between a ...

Benin (Dahomey)

Mathurin C. Houngnikpo

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2015-05-29

Benin (Dahomey) Introduction Benin is the site of the former West African kingdom of Dahomey that gained prominence around 1600. The kingdom b...

Boer War

Bill Nasson

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2021-09-22

Boer WarGeneral IntroductionThe Boer War of 1899–1902, also termed the Anglo-Boer War or South African War, was waged by Britain to establish its impe...

Botswana (Bechuanaland)

John D. Holm

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Botswana (Bechuanaland)IntroductionBotswana became independent in 1966. Previously, it was a protectorate of the United Kingdom, which ruled the terri...

Brink, André

Isidore Diala

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2017-05-24

André BrinkIntroductionAndré Philippus Brink (b. 1935—d. 2015) is acclaimed as one of South Africa’s foremost writers. Internationally renowned noveli...

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...

Burkina Faso (Upper Volta)

Mahir Şaul

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2015-06-29

Burkina Faso (Upper Volta) Introduction Burkina Faso is a landlocked country between the Sahel and Sudanic belts of West Africa. It has a popu...


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...


Benedict Nantang Jua

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

CameroonIntroductionThe Republic of Cameroon, nested between West and Central Africa, covers an area of 183,520 square miles and shares borders with C...

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...

China in Africa

Meine Pieter van Dijk

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2017-10-25

China in AfricaIntroductionThe presence of China in Africa has increased rapidly, as measured by the number of Chinese living in Africa or the quantit...

Christianity, African

Thomas Spear

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

African ChristianityIntroductionChristianity in Africa goes back to the earliest days of the church, when it spread along the Mediterranean and Red Se...

Cinema and Television

James M. Burns

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2019-03-27

Cinema and TelevisionIntroductionThe history of moving images in Africa dates to the late 19th century, when the first films premiered in South Africa...


Pius Nyambara, Takesure Taringana

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2021-06-23

CocoaIntroductionCocoa production has, over the years since its discovery, assumed an important role in shaping the economic, social, and political st...

Coetzee, J.M.

Sue Kossew

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2014-10-28

J. M. CoetzeeIntroductionJohn Maxwell Coetzee, born in Cape Town on 9 February 1940, has become one of the world’s most celebrated novelists; one of o...

Colonial Rule, Belgian

Matthew G. Stanard

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Belgian Colonial RuleIntroductionCentral Africa’s long history witnessed growing connections to the world beyond as a result of the Atlantic slave tra...

Colonial Rule, French

Ruth Ginio, Jennifer Sessions

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

French Colonial RuleIntroductionThe French presence in Africa dates to the 17th century, but the main period of colonial expansion came in the 19th ce...

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