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Title:(Re)tracing Africa: a multi-disciplinary study of African history societies and cultures
Editors:Nnoromele, Salome
Anyanwu, Ogechi Emmanuel
Year:2012
Pages:421
Language:English
City:Dubuque, IA
Publisher:Kendall Hunt
ISBN:0757594964; 9780757594960
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:history
African culture
international relations
precolonial period
colonial period
independence
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Abstract:This book offers a holistic perspective on Africa by reconstructing the social, political, economic, and cultural experiences of African societies during the precolonial, colonial, and postcolonial periods. It's goal is to help readers understand Africa in its totality. The book is thematically organized in five parts. Part I examines centralized and decentralized states in precolonial Africa and the misrepresentation of Africa, especially in the West. Part II focuses on precolonial African indigenous religion, women in traditional and modern Africa, and the development of education from the precolonial period to the present. Part III explores the diverse literary, art, and musical traditions of African societies. Part IV reexamines the continent's encounters with the West, including topics such as the transatlantic slave trade, voluntary African immigration to America, European colonial rule, the Pan-African movement, and apartheid. Part V covers contemporary problems and challenges African nations have encountered since independence, such as human rights violations, wars and conflicts, leadership problems, and limited flow of foreign direct investment. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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