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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...

Indian Ocean and Middle Eastern Slave Trades

George M. La Rue

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Indian Ocean and Middle Eastern Slave Trades Introduction Although slavery and some regional slave trading existed in earlier eras, the spread...

Indian Ocean Trade

Edward A. Alpers

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Indian Ocean TradeIntroductionAfricans have traded with the Indian Ocean world for millennia. Beginning with the exchange of food crops by anonymous A...

Invention of Tradition

Thomas Spear

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Invention of TraditionIntroduction“Tradition” is one of the most vexed concepts in African historiography, often criticized for conveying the sense of...

Iron Working and the Iron Age in Africa

Rachel MacLean

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Ironworking and the Iron Age in Africa Introduction Iron technology first appears in the African continent in the 1st millennium bce, and the ...

Islam in Africa

John H. Hanson

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Islam in Africa Introduction Islam in Africa has its roots in the origins of the faith, as Ethiopia was a refuge for Muslims who fled Arabia d...

Islamic Politics

Kenneth Menkhaus, Maren Milligan

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2015-01-15

Islamic Politics Introduction “Political Islam,” like “Islamism,” is a contested term employed in different ways by different scholars (see Ge...

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...

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