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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...

Modern African Literature in European Languages

Evan Mwangi

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Modern African Literature in European Languages Introduction African literatures in European languages are as diverse as the continent itself,...

Morocco

Dale Eickelman

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

MoroccoIntroductionMorocco shows the most marked ecological diversity of any of the North African countries, consisting of the Rif and Atlas mountain ...

Mozambique

Elizabeth MacGonagle

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Mozambique Introduction The people of Mozambique (also Moçambique in Portuguese) have displayed a heartening resilience amidst a long history ...

Music, Dance, and the Study of Africa

Nate Plageman

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Music, Dance, and the Study of Africa Introduction African societies have long created and performed a variety of forms of music and dance; so...

Music, Traditional

Andrew J. Eisenberg

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2015-04-29

Traditional Music Introduction This article surveys written and audiovisual scholarship on “traditional” or “folk” (or, for older works, “nati...

Nairobi

Neil Carrier

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2019-04-24

NairobiIntroductionNairobi is one of the largest metropolises of Africa, with a current population of almost four million, and much larger with the wi...

Namibia

Chris Saunders

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

NamibiaIntroductionThe present country of Namibia, which became independent in March 1990, includes what was the former territory of German South-West...

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o

Evan Mwangi

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Ngugi Wa Thiongo Introduction Kenya’s foremost writer and one of Africa’s most acclaimed artists, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o was born on 5 January 1938...

Niger

Abdourahmane Idrissa

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2018-06-27

NigerIntroductionNiger is the quintessential Sahelian country. Its territory lies entirely in that hot and arid steppe where the West African savanna ...

Nigeria

Ebiegberi Joe Alagoa, Atei Mark Okorobia

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Nigeria Introduction Nigeria, with its oil, gas, and a variety of solid mineral and agricultural resources, is one of the economies with enorm...

Nollywood

Noah Tsika

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2017-11-29

NollywoodIntroduction“Nollywood” refers to a mode of media production fundamentally associated with southern Nigeria. Although the term was not coined...

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