Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience : the Concise Desk Reference

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Kwame Anthony Appiah, Henry Louis Gates
Running Press, Nov 27, 2003 - History - 1135 pages
Drawn from the acclaimed landmark in reference publishing, this incomparable one-volume encyclopedia of the black world is now within reach of every family, student, and educator. It brings the entire Pan-African experience into sharp focus, with entries ranging from "affirmative action" to "zydeco," from each of the most prominent ethnic groups in Africa to each member of the Congressional Black Caucus. Africana will provide hours of reading pleasure through its longer, interpretive essays on the religion, arts, and cultural life of Africans and of black people everywhere.

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Africana is a GREAT encyclopedia of the African and AfricanAmerican experience. Africana contains a wealth of information on its 1135 pages. There are many black and white photographs maps and illustrations. I am happy I purchased it. Read full review

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A DREAM DEFERRED MADE REAL Scholars Kwame Anthony Appiah and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., paid homage to the great W.E.B. Du Bois’ dream to produce an encyclopedia cataloguing the achievements and history ... Read full review

About the author (2003)

Kwame Anthony Appiah is the Laurence S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy and the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey. Henry Louis Gates Jr. is W.E.B. Du Bois Professor of Humanities, chair of the Afro-American Studies Department, and director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research at Harvard University.

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