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Benin (Dahomey)

Mathurin C. Houngnikpo

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2015-05-29

Benin (Dahomey) Introduction Benin is the site of the former West African kingdom of Dahomey that gained prominence around 1600. The kingdom b...

Botswana (Bechuanaland)

John D. Holm

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Botswana (Bechuanaland)IntroductionBotswana became independent in 1966. Previously, it was a protectorate of the United Kingdom, which ruled the terri...

Brink, André

Isidore Diala

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2017-05-24

André BrinkIntroductionAndré Philippus Brink (b. 1935—d. 2015) is acclaimed as one of South Africa’s foremost writers. Internationally renowned noveli...

British Colonial Rule in Sub-Saharan Africa

Timothy H. Parsons

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

British Colonial Rule in Sub-Saharan Africa Introduction The British Empire in Africa went through several distinct phases. From the heyday of...

Burkina Faso (Upper Volta)

Mahir Şaul

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2015-06-29

Burkina Faso (Upper Volta) Introduction Burkina Faso is a landlocked country between the Sahel and Sudanic belts of West Africa. It has a popu...

Burundi

Patricia Daley

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Burundi Introduction The modern state of Burundi is one of the few African states that have retained its territorial integrity from the precol...

Cameroon

Benedict Nantang Jua

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

CameroonIntroductionThe Republic of Cameroon, nested between West and Central Africa, covers an area of 183,520 square miles and shares borders with C...

Cape Verde

Isabel Rodrigues

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Cape Verde Introduction Independent from Portugal since 5 July 1975, the Republic of Cape Verde, or simply Cabo Verde as the country is genera...

Central African Republic

Richard Bradshaw, Juan Fandos-Rius

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Central African Republic Introduction The Central African Republic (CAR) is a landlocked country slightly larger than France located north of ...

Children and Childhood

Steve Howard

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-02-26

Children and Childhood Introduction African society is structured largely around the lives of its children. Across the continent, children rep...

China in Africa

Meine Pieter van Dijk

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2017-10-25

China in AfricaIntroductionThe presence of China in Africa has increased rapidly, as measured by the number of Chinese living in Africa or the quantit...

Christianity, African

Thomas Spear

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

African ChristianityIntroductionChristianity in Africa goes back to the earliest days of the church, when it spread along the Mediterranean and Red Se...

Cinema and Television

James M. Burns

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2019-03-27

Cinema and TelevisionIntroductionThe history of moving images in Africa dates to the late 19th century, when the first films premiered in South Africa...

Coetzee, J.M.

Sue Kossew

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2014-10-28

J. M. CoetzeeIntroductionJohn Maxwell Coetzee, born in Cape Town on 9 February 1940, has become one of the world’s most celebrated novelists; one of o...

Colonial Rule, Belgian

Matthew G. Stanard

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Belgian Colonial RuleIntroductionCentral Africa’s long history witnessed growing connections to the world beyond as a result of the Atlantic slave tra...

Colonial Rule, French

Ruth Ginio, Jennifer Sessions

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

French Colonial RuleIntroductionThe French presence in Africa dates to the 17th century, but the main period of colonial expansion came in the 19th ce...

Colonial Rule, German

Marianne Bechhaus-Gerst

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

German Colonial Rule Introduction With the exception of Brandenburg-Prussia’s short-lived attempt to gain a foothold on the West African coast...

Colonial Rule, Italian

Mia Fuller

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Italian Colonial Rule Introduction Italian colonialism took its first step in 1869, with the acquisition of a strip of land at Aseb (Assab) on...

Colonial Rule, Portuguese

Norrie MacQueen

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Portuguese Colonial RuleIntroductionTo a much greater extent than those of other European colonial powers, Portugal’s African empire was woven deeply ...

Communism, Marxist-Leninism, and Socialism in Africa

Edmond J. Keller

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2017-10-25

Communism, Marxist-Leninism, and Socialism in AfricaIntroductionCommunist ideas have been prevalent in Africa since at least the early 20th century. H...

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