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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...


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...


Alexander Keese

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2016-01-21

TogoIntroductionTogo is a territory with long borders that were artificially created by European intrusion around 1884 and in 1920 through the divisio...


Andrew Walsh

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2014-10-28

Tourism Introduction Research on tourism in African studies has developed considerably in recent decades, alongside the development of tourism...


John McPeak

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Trade Introduction The literature on trade in Africa is vast, and the topic is multifaceted. Trade occurs within African countries, between co...

Traditional Religion, African

Wyatt MacGaffey

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

African Traditional Religion Introduction The term “African Traditional Religion” is used in two complementary senses. Loosely, it encompas...

Trans-Saharan Trade

Ghislaine Lydon

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Trans-Saharan Trade Introduction Since E. W. Bovill’s captivating Caravans of the Old Sahara (Bovill 1933, cited under General Overviews), and...


Gordon Pirie

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2016-05-26

TransportationIntroductionTransport has been one of Africa’s great transformative forces. The amount of writing about transportation in the continent ...


Silvia Marsans-Sakly

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Tunisia Introduction The geographic entity that is modern Tunisia was the onetime Roman province of Ifriqiya, breadbasket of the empire, whose...


Shane Doyle, Aidan Stonehouse

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Uganda Introduction The region that would take the name Uganda became part of the British Empire in the 1890s. Blessed with relatively fertile...

Urbanism and Urbanization

Garth Myers

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Urbanism and Urbanization Introduction Africa is typically seen as both the least urbanized continent and the most rapidly urbanizing one. Its...

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