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.
1. Africa: Problems and Perspectives. Phyllis M. Martin and Patrick
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
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.
21. South Africa. C. R. D. Halisi and Patrick O'Meara
Africana Resources for Undergraduates: A Bibliographic Essay. Nancy
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