Peoples and Cultures of Africa by Peter Mitchell


Peoples and Cultures of Africa by Peter Mitchell

Full-color throughout, the six-volume Peoples and Cultures of Africa set provides a comprehensive, authoritative, and thoroughly up-to-date review of one of the world's largest and most fascinating continents. Five of the six volumes cover large geographical regions, namely North Africa, West Africa, southern Africa, East Africa, and Central Africa. These volumes contain regional introductions, including a series of maps, language family trees, and an illustrated timeline, followed by A-to-Z articles on specific ethnic groups, material cultures, performing arts and literature, and religious, social, and cultural topics. Each volume ends with a glossary, further resources (including Web sites), and an index specific to that volume. The sixth volume, Nations and Personalities , provides details on every African country and continent-wide international organizations. Invaluable reference features include an extensive glossary, further resources, a set index, and short biographies on famous and infamous Africans, from Idi Amin to notables such as Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Nelson Mandela, and Nobel Prize-winning novelist Wole Soyinka. Sections include: Making History/Music/Art; Speak; The Diaspora; Roots; Connections; Proverbs/Sayings; and, Quotes.

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672 pages


Peter Mitchell
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Publication date

30th June 2006



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