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Author: Maria Luise Grosz-Ngaté; John H Hanson; Patrick O'Meara
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Fourth editionView all editions and formats

Focuses on the dynamism and diversity of contemporary Africa. This book emphasizes contemporary culture-civil and social issues, art, religion, and the political scene-and provides an overview of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maria Luise Grosz-Ngaté; John H Hanson; Patrick O'Meara
ISBN: 9780253012920 0253012929 9780253013026 025301302X
OCLC Number: 857403598
Notes: "All chapters are freshly conceptualized and written for this fourth edition, many with an expanded scope or integration of topics from previously separate chapters. Previous editions had bibliographic essays, and in this edition we add a new chapter on the availability of electronic information on the internet in addition to published materials."--Preface.
Description: viii, 362 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Africa : a geographic frame / James Delehanty --
Legacies of the past : themes in African history / John Akare Aden and John H. Hanson --
Social relations : family, kinship, and community / Maria Grosz-Ngaté --
Making a living : African livelihoods / Gracia Clark and Katherine Wiley --
Religions in Africa / John H. Hanson --
Urban spaces, lives, and projects in Africa / Karen Tranberg Hansen --
Health, illness, and healing in African societies / Tracy J. Luedke --
Visual art in Africa / Patrick McNaughton and Diane Pelrine --
African music flows / Daniel B. Reed and Ruth M. Stone --
Literature in Africa / Eileen Julien --
African film / Akin Adesokan --
African politics and the future of democracy / Amos Sawyer, Lauren M. MacLean and Carolyn E. Holmes --
Development in Africa : tempered hope / Raymond Muhula and Stephen N. Ndegwa --
Human rights in Africa / Takyiwaa Manuh --
Print and electronic resources / Marion Frank-Wilson.
Other Titles: Africa (2014)
Responsibility: edited by Maria Grosz-Ngaté, John H. Hanson, and Patrick O'Meara.
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