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Kenya

Thomas Spear, Godfrey Muriuki

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

KenyaIntroductionNamed after its most prominent geographical feature, Mount Kenya, Kenya stretches from well populated tropical coastal lowlands and d...

Kongo and the Coastal States of West Central Africa

Jelmer Vos

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Kongo and the Coastal States of West Central AfricaIntroductionThe kingdom of Kongo emerged sometime in the 14th century in the border region of moder...

Language and the Study of Africa

Lameen Souag, Philip J. Jaggar

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Language and the Study of Africa Introduction Africa is home to a substantial portion of the world’s linguistic diversity. Estimating the ...

Law and the Study of Sub-Saharan Africa

Kristin Mann, Richard Roberts

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2020-02-26

Law and the Study of Sub-Saharan AfricaIntroductionIn all societies, law together with social norms act to maintain the social order by creating rules...

Law, Islamic

Allan Christelow

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2019-02-27

Islamic LawIntroductionThe continent of Africa offers a complex and challenging setting for the study of Islamic law. Today, this continent contains s...

Lesotho

Scott Rosenberg

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2014-08-26

Lesotho Introduction Most of Lesotho’s people are of southern Sotho origin, speak Sesotho, and identify themselves as Basotho; however, Lesoth...

LGBTI Minorities and Queer Politics in Eastern and Southern Africa

Andrew Mickleburgh

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2020-05-27

Lgbti Minorities and Queer Politics in Eastern and Southern AfricaIntroductionLGBTI embodies diverse life experiences of the groups included, with dif...

Liberia

Adebayo Oyebade

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Liberia Introduction Liberia is located on the continent’s west coast on the Atlantic. It is bordered by Sierra Leone to the west, Guinea to t...

Libya

Silvia Marsans-Sakly

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Libya Introduction Libya is the fourth-largest nation in Africa in area, but the least populated. Population is concentrated along the narrow ...

Literature and the Study of Africa

Evan Mwangi

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Literature and the Study of Africa Introduction It is customary for students of African studies in different disciplines to use literary texts...

Lord's Resistance Army

Patrick Vinck, Phuong N. Pham, Niamh Gibbons

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Lord’s Resistance Army Introduction Since 1987, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a violent rebel group headed by Joseph Kony, has been terror...

Maasai and Maa-Speaking Peoples of East Africa, The

Paul Spencer

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

The Maasai and Maa-Speaking Peoples of East Africa Introduction The term Maasai is used here to refer to the central core of East African past...

Madagascar

Jane Hooper

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2015-08-31

MadagascarIntroductionThe fourth largest island in the world, Madagascar is known for the uniqueness of its flora and fauna, but the island’s inhabita...

Malawi

Owen Kalinga

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Malawi Introduction Malawi is, like most countries in Africa, a creation of European imperialism in the sense that no such political configura...

Mali

Susanna Wing

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

MaliIntroductionMali is a landlocked state located in the Sahel region of West Africa. Ghana, Mali, and Songhai empires were all part of what is now M...

Mande

David C. Conrad, Stephen Belcher

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2015-08-31

MandeIntroductionThe term “Mande” covers a linguistically and historically related group of peoples sharing an extremely rich and vibrant historical b...

Mau Mau

Myles Osborne

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

Mau MauIntroductionThe Mau Mau war exploded in the British colony of Kenya during the 1950s. It pitted dreadlocked guerrilla fighters drawn from the G...

Mauritania

Katherine Ann Wiley

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

MauritaniaIntroductionWhile relatively understudied as compared to many of its neighbors, Mauritania has a rich history. As a place where North and We...

Media and Journalism

Jo Ellen Fair

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2014-08-26

Media and Journalism Introduction The field of media studies in Africa has grown disparately, and it has emerged multifaceted and disciplinari...

Military History

John Lamphear

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Military History Introduction Until fairly recently, most African military history was portrayed in terms of antithetical stereotypes. Until a...

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