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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...

North Africa from 600 to 1800

Allen Fromherz

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

North Africa, 600 to 1800 Introduction North Africa was shaped fundamentally by the coming of Islam and the subsequent migration of large numb...

North Africa to 600

Allen Fromherz

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

North Africa to 600 Introduction The history of North Africa in Antiquity is one of the most exciting, if still comparatively unexplored, fiel...

Northeastern African States, c. 1000 BCE-1800 CE

Marianne Bechhaus-Gerst

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Northeastern African States, c. 1000 bce–1800 ce Introduction In the area of Northeastern Africa—here defined as comprising parts of present-d...

Obama and Kenya

Matthew Carotenuto

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2017-11-29

Obama and KenyaIntroductionSince 2008, an industry of political biography and popular writing has tried to make sense of the Kenyan heritage of the fi...

Oman, the Gulf, and East Africa

Allen Fromherz

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2014-10-28

Oman, the Gulf, and East Africa Introduction Although some ports are thousands of miles distant, only a monsoon separates the Arabian (Persian...

Oral and Written Traditions, African

Harold Scheub

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

African Oral and Written Traditions Introduction It is the task of the storyteller, in both the oral and written traditions of Africa, to ...

Oromo

Marianne Bechhaus-Gerst

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Oromo Introduction The Oromo (formerly known as Galla) constitute one of the largest ethnic groups of Ethiopia (c. 26 million), but they a...

Pastoralism

Peter D. Little

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Pastoralism Introduction Pastoralism is a livelihood pursued by more than 20 million Africans across about 50 percent of the continent’s t...

Police and Policing

Tim Stapleton

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2015-11-30

Police and Policing Introduction During the precolonial period, the many and diverse states and societies of sub-Saharan Africa generally did ...

Political Science and the Study of Africa

Rod Alence

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Political Science and the Study of Africa Introduction Political science contributes a large share of the social research on Africa, and resea...

Political Systems, Precolonial

Rebecca Shumway

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Precolonial Political Systems Introduction Prior to European colonization in the late 19th century, Africa had a very long history of state bu...

Popular Culture and the Study of Africa

Augustine Agwuele

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Popular Culture and the Study of AfricaIntroduction“Indeed the very shape of Africa, a question mark, is sphinx-like in its challenge to all scholars ...

Popular Music

Andrew J. Eisenberg, Alex Perullo, Ryan Skinner, Gavin Steingo

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2017-11-29

Popular MusicIntroductionThe word popular in the context of African studies refers broadly to the largely mass-mediated, frequently youth-driven trend...

Population and Demography

Odile Frank

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Population and Demography Introduction The population of Africa comprises the subpopulation of North African countries above the Sahara and the...

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