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Achebe, Chinua

Evan Mwangi

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Chinua Achebe Introduction Chinua Achebe (b. 1930–d. 2013) is the best-known African novelist. Although several African writers preceded him, ...

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi

Lily Mabura

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2017-09-27

Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieIntroductionChimamanda Ngozi Adichie (b. 15 September 1977) is a prominent and award-winning Igbo Nigerian female writer who c...

Africa in the Cold War

Piero Gleijeses

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2021-10-27

Africa in the Cold WarIntroductionIn the interwar period (1919–1939), the Africans who fought against colonial rule, such as the Moroccans, were virtu...

African Socialism

Kelly Askew

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2018-02-22

African SocialismIntroductionAfter obtaining independence from the colonial powers in the 1950s through the 1980s, newly established African states ha...

Africans in the Atlantic World

Toby Green

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2018-04-26

Africans in the Atlantic WorldIntroductionThe place of Africans in the Atlantic world is one of enormous, and contested, significance. Demographically...

Aid and Economic Development

Alice N. Sindzingre

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Aid and Economic Development Introduction The analysis of the relationships between foreign aid—also called “official development assistance” ...


Charles Ambler

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2021-06-23

AlcoholIntroductionThere are no single-volume studies that address the whole topic of alcohol in Africa or its modern history. Globally, fermented alc...


Phillip Naylor

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

AlgeriaIntroductionAlgeria, Africa’s largest country, remains understudied except for its modern history, which features an oppressive colonialism, a ...


W. Martin James

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Angola Introduction Angola is a land of contrast. It has abundant natural resources such as petroleum, diamonds, phosphate, timber, and fish. ...

Arab Spring

Marion W. Dixon

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2018-09-25

Arab SpringIntroductionThe term “Arab Spring” refers to the wave of protests that swept across the Arab world beginning in December 2010 and lasting r...

Arabic Language and Literature

Aida Bamia

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Arabic Language and LiteratureIntroductionThere is a general tendency to confuse Arab and Muslim identities. While the majority of Arabs are Muslim, m...

Archaeology and the Study of Africa

Ann B. Stahl

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Archaeology and the Study of Africa Introduction Africa is the birthplace of humankind and a continent of tremendous social and cultural diver...

Archaeology of Central Africa

Pierre de Maret

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Archaeology of Central Africa Introduction Centered in the basin of the Congo River, the second most powerful river in the world, Central Afri...

Archaeology of Eastern Africa

Matthew Davies

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2015-05-29

Archaeology of Eastern Africa Introduction Defined here as Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania (and, where appropriate, adjacent regions), eastern Afr...

Archaeology of Southern Africa

Peter Mitchell

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2015-11-30

Archaeology of Southern Africa Introduction Southern Africa (Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique) bo...

Archaeology of West Africa

Natalie Swanepoel

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2019-05-29

Archaeology of West AfricaIntroductionWest Africa is a vast geographic region that in archaeological terms is usually circumscribed by the Tropic of C...


Antoni Scholtens Folkers

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

ArchitectureIntroductionThis bibliography approaches the topic of architecture from a broad perspective, subdividing it into the disciplines of archit...

Art, Art History, and the Study of Africa

Patrick McNaughton, Diane Pelrine

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Art, Art History, and the Study of Africa Introduction African cultures have created sumptuous and subtle art in numerous materials for many m...

Arts of Central Africa

Allen F. Roberts

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Arts of Central Africa Introduction Central Africa consists of the Democratic Republic of the Congo or DRC, the Republic of the Congo or Congo...

Arts of Western Africa

Mary Jo Arnoldi

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Arts of Western Africa Introduction West African arts include many of the most outstanding works from the continent and in the world. Home to ...

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