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Since the publication of the first edition in 1977, Africa has established itself as a leading resource for teaching, business, and scholarship. This fourth edition has been completely revised and focuses on the dynamism and diversity of contemporary Africa. The volume emphasizes contemporary culture-civil and social issues, art, religion, and the political scene-and provides an overview of significant themes that bear on Africa's place in the world. Historically grounded, Africa provides a comprehensive view of the ways that African women and men have constructed their lives and engaged in collective activities at the local, national, and global levels.

About the Author

Maria Grosz-Ngaté is an anthropologist and Associate Director of the African Studies Program at Indiana University. She has conducted long-term research in Mali and Senegal with a focus on rural social transformations, gender, and Islam.

John H. Hanson is Associate Professor of History at Indiana University and an editor of History in Africa. His research concerns the history of West Africa Muslim communities during the past 200 years.

Patrick O'Meara is Special Advisor to the Indiana University President, Vice President Emeritus and Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs and Political Science. He was the editor (with Phyllis Martin) of all of the previous editions of Africa. His interests include South African politics and international development.

Table of Contents



1. Africa: A Geographic Frame

James Delehanty

2. Legacies of the Past: Themes in African History

John Akare Aden and John H. Hanson

3. Social Relations: Family, Kinship, and Community

Maria Grosz-Ngaté

4. Making a Living: African Livelihoods

Gracia Clark and Katherine Wiley

5. Religions in Africa

John H. Hanson

6. Urban Spaces, Lives, and Projects in Africa

Karen Tranberg Hansen

7. Health, Illness, and Healing in African Societies

Tracy J. Luedke

8. Visual Art in Africa

Patrick McNaughton and Diane Pelrine

9. African Music Flows

Daniel B. Reed and Ruth M. Stone

10. Literature in Africa

Eileen Julien

11. African Film

Akin Adesokan

12. African Politics and the Future of Democracy

Amos Sawyer, Lauren M. MacLean and Carolyn E. Holmes

13. Development in Africa: Tempered Hope

Raymond Muhula and Stephen N. Ndegwa

14. Human Rights in Africa

Takyiwaa Manuh

15. Print and Electronic Resources

Marion Frank-Wilson



Product Details

Grosz-ngate, Maria
Indiana University Press
Grosz-Ngate, Maria
O'Meara, Patrick
Hanson, John H.
Bloomington, IN
World History-Africa
African Studies
Edition Description:
4th ed.
Publication Date:
64 bandw illus., 26 color illus., 7 maps
9 x 6 in 1.29 lb

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