Africa & Africans
Africa and Africans keeps a watchful eye on what has happened in Africa and on what has happened in the rest of the world that shapes how people look at Africa. The world┐s perception of Africa is an entanglement of myth and reality┐both reflecting and changing with the times. This highly informative yet concise volume, written by two authors intimately familiar with Africa, presents the facts about African society┐past and present. Students wishing to explore Africa┐s historical events and rich traditions will discover that Africans want to keep what they value in their old way of life as they find themselves in an emerging global culture.
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African art African history African religion African societies African Studies agriculture American Angola Arabic areas Bantu languages became began Beryl Goldberg British central Christian civilization coast colonial period Congo conquest continent crops culture decades desert disease dominant early East eastern economic Ethiopia Europe European export forest French frontier Fulbe Fuuta Ghana gold human important independence iron Islam kingdom kinship labor Lake Chad land language lineage live market places market principle Mediterranean Mfecane military missionaries modern moved Muslim myth Nigeria nineteenth century nomadic northern organization pattern percent political polygyny population Portuguese present-day problem production region religious ritual rulers Sahara savanna secondary empire sedentary Senegal slave trade social South Africa southern Africa spread stateless societies sub-Saharan Africa sudan territory traditional tropical Africa Uganda United West Africa women Zaire Zambia Zimbabwe