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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...

Postcolonial Sub-Saharan African Politics

John W. Harbeson

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Postcolonial Sub-Saharan African Politics Introduction Postcolonial politics in Africa have been, and continue to be, still very much works in...

Religion and Politics in Contemporary Africa

Jeffrey Haynes

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2019-03-27

Religion and Politics in Contemporary AfricaIntroductionThis entry examines the relationship of religion and politics in Africa in the context of Demo...

Rwanda

Noel Twagiramungu

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

RwandaIntroductionRwanda (locally known as U Rwanda, literally “the extension” or “the extending territory”) is a small, landlocked country in the hea...

São Tomé and Príncipe

Gerhard Seibert

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2014-08-26

São Tomé and PríncipeIntroductionThe twin-island republic of São Tomé and Príncipe is Africa’s second smallest country, with a surface area of 1,001 k...

Senegal

Linda Beck, Mark Pires

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Senegal Introduction The literature on Senegal is rich and abundant, particularly for a small, low-income West African country. The extensive ...

Sexualities in Africa

Marc Epprecht

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2020-03-25

Sexualities in AfricaIntroductionHuman sexuality is a highly complex phenomenon that involves the ways we feel, think, and act (or not) sexually, all ...

Seychelles, The

Richard Allen

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2014-08-26

The SeychellesIntroductionThe Seychelles are an archipelago of some 115 small granitic and coralline islands scattered over 1 million square kilometer...

Slave Trade, Atlantic

Herbert S. Klein

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2015-01-15

Atlantic Slave Trade Introduction The Atlantic slave trade remained one of the least studied areas in modern Western historiography until the ...

Slavery in Africa

E.S.D. Fomin

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Slavery in Africa Introduction Slavery in Africa is a very old institution with diverse origins, forms, and ramifications. It is therefore sub...

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