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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...

Gambia

Assan Sarr, Donald R. Wright

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

GambiaIntroductionThe Gambia River, which enters the Atlantic Ocean 115 miles south of Cape Verde, Africa’s western tip, was long a major artery for c...

Genocide in Rwanda

Susan Thomson

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2016-01-21

Genocide in RwandaIntroductionIn the early 1990s, Rwanda was devastated by civil war and genocide. From April to July 1994, an interim government lead...

Geography and the Study of Africa

Heidi G. Frontani

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Geography and the Study of Africa Introduction All geographers, including those with regional interests in Africa, study the earth via inquiri...

Ghana

Rebecca Shumway, Jeremy Pool

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2017-09-27

GhanaIntroductionThe Republic of Ghana is a sovereign nation in West Africa with a population of approximately 27 million, roughly 10 percent of whom ...

Gikuyu (Kikuyu) People of Kenya

Yvan Droz

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

Gikuyu (Kikuyu) People of KenyaIntroductionAs with other peoples in Africa, the Gikuyu—also spelled Kikuyu—comprise people of different origins. The 1...

Globalization

Pádraig Carmody

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2019-03-27

GlobalizationIntroductionGlobalization is a contested concept and phenomenon. At its most basic it refers to increased interconnection between places ...

Gordimer, Nadine

Andries Walter Oliphant

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2014-11-25

Nadine Gordimer Introduction Nadine Gordimer is an internationally distinguished novelist, short-story writer, and essayist. The 1991 Nobel la...

Great Lakes States of Eastern Africa, The

Rhiannon Stephens

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

The Great Lakes States of Eastern AfricaIntroductionThe states of the Great Lakes region of Eastern Africa spread across modern southern Uganda, weste...

Guinea

Mohamed Saliou Camara

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Guinea Introduction The land, societies, and cultures that constitute the present-day Republic of Guinea played an important part in the rich ...

Guinea-Bissau

Jónína Einarsdóttir

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Guinea-BissauIntroductionThe Republic of Guinea-Bissau has an estimated population of 1.7 million inhabitants. Covering 22,447 square miles (36,125 sq...

Hausa

Benedetta Rossi

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2019-02-27

HausaIntroductionThe term “Hausa” refers to a language spoken by over thirty million first-language speakers living mainly in the region now comprisin...

Hausa Language and Literature

Abdalla Uba Adamu

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2018-05-24

Hausa Language and LiteratureIntroductionHausa is one of the most widely spoken languages in West Africa, as noted in Kenneth Katzner’s The Languages ...

Health, Medicine, and the Study of Africa

Kalala Ngalamulume

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Health, Medicine, and the Study of AfricaIntroductionDisease has played an important role in human history. It has determined the fate of armies, weak...

Historiography and Methods of African History

Funso Afolayan

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Historiography and Methods of African History Introduction The study of African history as an independent and autonomous focus of scholarship ...

History and the Study of Africa

Jonathan Reynolds

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

History and the Study of Africa Introduction The land mass known as Africa and its inhabitants have a long, dynamic, and often contentious rel...

Horn of Africa and South Asia

Andrew Mickleburgh

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2021-06-23

Horn of Africa and South AsiaIntroductionThe Horn of Africa and South Asia have shared a vibrant, multidimensional relationship since ancient times. A...

Igbo

Nwando Achebe

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2014-08-26

Igbo Introduction Igbo (Ibo) refers to a language and a group of people. Numbering over 30 million, Ndi Igbo or the Igbo people live in autono...

Ijo/Niger Delta

Ebiegberi Joe Alagoa, Atei Mark Okorobia

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2014-10-28

Ijo/Niger Delta Introduction Extending over approximately 70,000 km2, the Niger Delta is reputed to be the world’s largest wetlands with divers...

Image of Africa, The

Curtis Keim

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

The Image of Africa Introduction Since World War II, Westerners have become increasingly self-critical regarding their images of the world...

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