Africa

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Indiana University Press, 1995 - History - 448 pages
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Since the publication of the first edition of this book in 1977, Africa has established itself as the most popular introductory text for African studies courses in North America. This third edition has been completely revised and brought up to date since the 1986 edition, reflecting changes in African society and politics, and in the scholarship available on this vast and complex continent.

Contents
I. Introduction
1. Africa: Problems and Perspectives. Phyllis M. Martin and Patrick O'Meara
2. The Contemporary Map of Africa. Michael L. McNulty
II. The African Past
3. Prehistoric Africa. Kathy D. Schick
4. Aspects of Early African History. John Lamphear and Toyin Falola
5. Islam and African Societies. John H. Hanson
6. Africa and Europe before 1900. Curtis A. Keim
7. The Colonial Era. Sheldon Gellar
8. Decolonization, Independence, and the Failure of Politics. Edmond J. Keller
III. Society and Culture
9. Social Organization in Africa. John C. McCall
10. Economic Life in African Villages and Towns. Mahir Saul
11. African Systems of Thought. Ivan Karp
12. African Art. Patrick McNaughton and Diane Pelrine
13. African Music Performed. Ruth M. Stone
14. Popular Culture in Urban Africa. Dele Jegede
15. African Literature. Eileen Julien
16. Social Change in Contemporary Africa. Claire Robertson
17. Law and Society in Contemporary Africa. Takyiwaa Manuh
IV. Economics and Politics
18. African Politics since Independence. N. Brian Winchester
19. Economic Change in Contemporary Africa. Sara Berry
20. The African Development Crisis. Richard Stryker and Stephen N. Ndegwa
21. South Africa. C. R. D. Halisi and Patrick O'Meara
Africana Resources for Undergraduates: A Bibliographic Essay. Nancy J. Schmidt

 

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I have not read this book but it is absolute nonsense to suggest that Bachwezi and Batutsi of Rwanda and Burundi are related.There is nowhere in Rwanda's rich oral history where Bachezi are refered to until the 14nth century,when The King of Bunyoro invaded and defeated Rwandans twice.This was the first time that the word "Ibicwezi" was heard in Rwanda.Most likely,Bachwezi came from southern Sudan or northern Uganda,but to associate them with Rwanda or Burundi,is definitely a fabricated story.
Israel Ntaganzwa,
New York
 

Contents

The Countries of Africa
11
United States and Africa
12
Language Families of Modern Africa
14
Population Distribution of Africa
17
Major Production Areas
18
Capitals and Railways of Africa
19
Economic Islands in Africa
20
Major Physiographic Features
23
North Africa and the Sudan
103
Muslims in Africa Today
111
Africa and Europe before 1900
115
Europe and Africa 15th19th Centuries
118
The Colonial
126
European Rule in Africa ca 1870
129
Colonial Africa1914
137
Decolonization Independence and the Failure of Politics
156

Physical Features of Africa
24
Average Annual Precipitation
25
The Climates of Africa
29
Vegetation Zones of Africa
30
Seasonal Migration of ITCZJanuary
34
Seasonal Migration of ITCZJuly
35
Prehistoric Africa
49
Main Vegetation Areas and Some Prehistoric Sites
54
Aspects of Early African History
73
Major African States through the 19th Century
84
Eastern Africa
93
Islam and African Societies
97
Social Organization in Africa
175
Economic Life in African Villages and Towns
190
Agriculture and Food Crops in Tropical Africa
204
African Systems of Thought
211
African
223
African Politics since Independence
347
Economic Change in Contemporary Africa
359
The African Development Crisis
375
The African Homelands under Apartheid
398
Index
435
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PHYLLIS M. MARTIN is Professor of History at Indiana University. PATRICK O'MEARA, former Director of the African Studies Program at Indiana University, is now Dean for International Programs.

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