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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...

Social and Cultural Anthropology and the Study of Africa

Herbert Lewis

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

Social and Cultural Anthropology and the Study of Africa Introduction The primary source for knowledge about the peoples of Africa—about their...

Somalia

Mohamed Diriye Abdullahi

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

SomaliaIntroductionIn ancient times, the northern coast was known as Punt (“land of the Gods”) to the ancient Egyptians; as the land of the Barbaroi t...

South Africa Post c. 1850

Chris Saunders

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

South Africa Post–c. 1850 Introduction This bibliography is concerned with the history of the country that came into being in 1910 as the Unio...

Southern Africa to c. 1850

John Wright, Simon Hall, Amanda Esterhuysen

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Southern Africa to c. 1850IntroductionThis article focuses on the history of the region that now comprises South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, and adjac...

Soyinka, Wole

Alain Ricard

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2019-02-27

Wole SoyinkaIntroductionWole Soyinka (1934–) is primarily a playwright but also a memorialist and a poet. He is also an activist and an accomplished p...

Spanish Colonial Rule

Alicia Campos Serrano, Irene Gonzalez, Francesco Correale

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2018-08-28

Spanish Colonial RuleIntroductionHistorically, the Spanish presence in Africa has been characterized by a relationship of convergences and divergences...

Sport

Martha Saavedra

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2015-08-31

Sport Introduction Sport as a human practice can be studied within several disciplines, including performance and sport sciences (e.g., kinesi...

States of the Zimbabwe Plateau and Zambezi Valley

Maria Schoeman

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

States of the Zimbabwe Plateau and Zambezi ValleyIntroductionSince the 10th century ad various African states developed, rose to prominence, competed ...

Sudan and South Sudan

Jay Spaulding

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Sudan and South Sudan Introduction The land governed during the first half of the 20th century as the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan (now the independen...

Swahili City-States of the East African Coast

Thomas Spear

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Swahili City-States of the East African CoastIntroductionHundreds of Swahili towns and villages lie scattered along almost two thousand miles of the E...

Swahili Language and Literature

Ann Biersteker, Alena Rettová

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Swahili Language and Literature Introduction Swahili has been spoken for centuries along the East African coast from southern Somalia to north...

Tanzania (Tanganyika and Zanzibar)

Gregory H. Maddox

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Tanzania (Tanganyika and Zanzibar) Introduction The modern nation of Tanzania formed in 1964 when the mainland country of Tanganyika merged wi...

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