The History of Africa Book

The History of Africa

  • Author : Molefi Kete Asante
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-10-10
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 419
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135013493

The History of Africa Excerpt :

There is a paradox about Africa: it remains a subject that attracts considerable attention yet rarely is there a full appreciation of its complexity. African historiography has typically consisted of writing Africa for Europe—instead of writing Africa for itself, as itself, from its own perspectives. The History of Africa redresses this by letting the perspectives of Africans themselves take center stage. Authoritative and comprehensive, this book provides a wide-ranging history of Africa from earliest prehistory to the present day—using the cultural, social, political, and economic lenses of Africa as instruments to illuminate the ordinary lives of Africans. The result is a fresh survey that includes a wealth of indigenous ideas, African concepts, and traditional outlooks that have escaped the writing of African history in the West. The new edition includes information on the Arab Spring, the rise of FrancAfrica, the presence of the Chinese in Africa, and the birth of South Sudan. The chapters go up to the present day, addressing US President Barack Obama's policies toward Africa. A new companion website provides students and scholars of Africa with access to a wealth of supporting resources for each chapter, including images, video and audio clips, and links to sites for further research. This straightforward, illustrated, and factual text allows the reader to access the major developments, personalities, and events on the African continent. This groundbreaking survey is an indispensable guide to African history.

History of Africa Book

History of Africa

  • Author : Kevin Shillington
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-08-28
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137524812

History of Africa Excerpt :

This fourth edition of this best-selling core history textbook offers a richly illustrated, single volume, narrative introduction to African history, from a hugely respected authority in the field. The market-leading range of illustrated material from prior editions is now further improved, featuring not only additional and redrawn maps and a refreshed selection of photographs, but the addition of full colour to make these even more instructive, evocative and attractive. Already hugely popular on introductory African History courses, the book has been widely praised for its engaging and readable style, and is unrivalled in scope, both geographically and chronologically – while many competitors limit themselves to certain regions or eras, Shillington chronicles the entire continent, from prehistory right up to the present day. For this new edition, both content and layout have been thoroughly refreshed and restructured to make this wealth of material easily navigable, and even more appealing to students unfamiliar with the subject. New to this Edition: - Now in full colour with fresh new design - Part structure and part intros added to help navigation - New and improved online resources include a new testbank, interactive timelines, lecturer slides, debates In African history, essay questions and further readings - Revised and updated in light of recent research

Africans Book


  • Author : John Iliffe
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-07-13
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 421
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107198326

Africans Excerpt :

An updated and comprehensive single-volume history covering all periods from human origins to contemporary African situations.

The Cambridge History of Africa Book

The Cambridge History of Africa

  • Author : J. D. Fage
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1975
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 1052
  • ISBN 10 : 0521224098

The Cambridge History of Africa Excerpt :

Specialists in various aspects of African history and civilization contribute to an integrated portrait of internal and foreign influences on the course of Africa's development

A History of Africa Book

A History of Africa

  • Author : John Fage
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-10-23
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 833
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317797265

A History of Africa Excerpt :

A History of Africa is a thorough narrative history of the continent from its beginnings to the twenty-first century. Long established at the forefront of African Studies, this book addresses the events of the 1990s and beyond. The issues discussed include: post-apartheid South Africa the prospects for democratization in Africa at the beginning of the new millennium developments in Muslim North Africa including the threat of Islamic fundamentalism economic and social developments including the devastating impact of Third World debt and the provision of debt relief cultural, environmental and gender issues in Modern Africa.

General Labour History of Africa Book

General Labour History of Africa

  • Author : Stefano Bellucci
  • Publisher : James Currey
  • Release Date : 2019-05-17
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 784
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847012180

General Labour History of Africa Excerpt :

The first comprehensive and authoritative history of work and labour in Africa; a key text for all working on African Studies and Labour History worldwide.

African History  A Very Short Introduction Book
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African History A Very Short Introduction

  • Author : John Parker
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2007-03-22
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191516597

African History A Very Short Introduction Excerpt :

Essential reading for anyone interested in the African continent and the diversity of human history, this Very Short Introduction looks at Africa's past and reflects on the changing ways it has been imagined and represented. Key themes in current thinking about Africa's history are illustrated with a range of fascinating historical examples, drawn from over 5 millennia across this vast continent. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Doing Conceptual History in Africa Book

Doing Conceptual History in Africa

  • Author : Axel Fleisch
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Release Date : 2016-05-23
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN 10 : 9781785331640

Doing Conceptual History in Africa Excerpt :

Employing an innovative methodological toolkit, Doing Conceptual History in Africa provides a refreshingly broad and interdisciplinary approach to African historical studies. The studies assembled here focus on the complex role of language in Africa's historical development, with a particular emphasis on pragmatics and semantics. From precolonial dynamics of wealth and poverty to the conceptual foundations of nationalist movements, each contribution strikes a balance between the local and the global, engaging with a distinctively African intellectual tradition while analyzing the regional and global contexts in which categories like "work," "marriage," and "land" take shape.

A History of West Central Africa to 1850 Book

A History of West Central Africa to 1850

  • Author : John K. Thornton
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-03-26
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 387
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107127159

A History of West Central Africa to 1850 Excerpt :

An accessible interpretative history of West Central Africa from earliest times to 1852 with comprehensive and in-depth coverage of the region.

Africa s Development in Historical Perspective Book

Africa s Development in Historical Perspective

  • Author : Emmanuel Akyeampong
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-08-11
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 541
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107041158

Africa s Development in Historical Perspective Excerpt :

Why has Africa remained persistently poor over its recorded history? Has Africa always been poor? What has been the nature of Africa's poverty and how do we explain its origins? This volume takes a necessary interdisciplinary approach to these questions by bringing together perspectives from archaeology, linguistics, history, anthropology, political science, and economics. Several contributors note that Africa's development was at par with many areas of Europe in the first millennium of the Common Era. Why Africa fell behind is a key theme in this volume, with insights that should inform Africa's developmental strategies.

Methodology and African Prehistory Book

Methodology and African Prehistory

  • Author : Unesco. International Scientific Committee for the Drafting of a General History of Africa
  • Publisher : London : Heinemann Educational Books ; Berkeley : University of California Press
  • Release Date : 1981
  • Genre: Africa
  • Pages : 856
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X000168676

Methodology and African Prehistory Excerpt :

Deals with earliest man and the prehistory of Africa according to geographical areas, with the Nile Valley singled out in particular. Chapters are devoted to prehistoric art, agricultural techniques and the development of metallurgy.

Ancient Civilizations of Africa Book

Ancient Civilizations of Africa

  • Author : G. Mokhtar
  • Publisher : UNESCO
  • Release Date : 1981-01-01
  • Genre: Africa
  • Pages : 825
  • ISBN 10 : 9789231017087

Ancient Civilizations of Africa Excerpt :

Deals with the period beginning at the close of the Neolithic era, from around the eighth millennium before our era. This period of some 9,000 years of history has been sub-divided into four major geographical zones, following the pattern of African historical research. Chapters 1 to 12 cover the corridor of the Nile, Egypt and Nubia. Chapters 13 to 16 relate to the Ethiopian highlands. Chapters 17 to 20 describe the part of Africa later called the Magrhib and its Saharan hinterland. Chapters 21 to 29, the rest of Africa as well as some of the islands of the Indian Ocean.--Publisher's description

Africa from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century Book

Africa from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century

  • Author : Bethwell A. Ogot
  • Publisher : UNESCO
  • Release Date : 1992-01-01
  • Genre: Africa
  • Pages : 1071
  • ISBN 10 : 9789231017117

Africa from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century Excerpt :

One of UNESCO's most important publishing projects in the last thirty years, the General History of Africa marks a major breakthrough in the recognition of Africa's cultural heritage. Offering an internal perspective of Africa, the eight-volume work provides a comprehensive approach to the history of ideas, civilizations, societies and institutions of African history. The volumes also discuss historical relationships among Africans as well as multilateral interactions with other cultures and continents.

Speaking with Vampires Book

Speaking with Vampires

  • Author : Luise White
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2000-05-09
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 374
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520217041

Speaking with Vampires Excerpt :

White conducted more than 130 interviews in Kenya, Uganda, and Zambia to compile this "stimulating and provocative . . . book on vampires (that) reverses strong mythologies" (Valentin Mudimbe, author of "The Idea of Africa") about the subject. 2 maps.