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Resources on African History and Culture in the Rubenstein Library: Finding Books

Selected Books on Africa

Below are just a few books pertaining to African history and culture.

The Arts

A brief history of art: with special reference to West Africa. by E.V. Asihene. Accra: Woeli Pub. Services, 2004.

Highlife music in West Africa: down memory lane. by Sonny Oti. Lagos: Malthouse Press, 2009.  

Defiant images: photography and apartheid South Africa. by Darren Newbury. Pretoria, South Africa: Unisa Press, c2009.

Utenzi, war poems, and the German conquest of East Africa: Swahili poetry as a historical source. by Jose Arturo Saavedra Casco. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, c2007.

Africa remix: contemporary art of a continent. edited by Simon Njami. Johannesburg, South Africa: Jacana Media, 2007. 

Africa and the Renaissance. [New York City: Center for African Art, 1988?]


History and Politics

Knowledge and colonialism: eighteenth-century travellers in South Africa. by Siegfried Huigen. Leiden, Boston: Brill, 2009.

Diasporas within and without Africa: dynamism, heterogeneity, variation. edited by Leif Manger and Munzoul A.M. Assal. Uppsala: Afrikainstitutet, 2006.

The practice of history in Africa: a history of African historiography. Ebiegberi Joe Alagoa. Port Harcourt, Nigeria: Onyoma Research Publications, 2006.

Indigenous communication in Africa: concept, applications, and prospects. edited by Kwasi Ansu-Kyeremeh. Accra: Ghana Universities Press; Oxford, UK: Distributed in Europe and North America by African Books Collective, 2005.

Africa through Ghanaian lenses. edited by Samuel Ebow Quainoo. Binghamton, N.Y.: Vestal International Press, 2004.

East Africa in transition: images, institutions, and identities. edited by Judith M. Bahemuka and Joseph L. Brockington. Nairobi, Kenya: University of Nairobi Press, 2004.

Major political issues in Africa. by Suresh Chandra Saxena. Delhi: Kalinga Publications, 2001.

The strategy of regional integration in Africa. by S. K. B. Asante. Accra: Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Ghana Office, 1996.

Held together by pins: liberal democracy under siege in Africa. by Tatah Mentan. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, c2007.

Nelson Mandela: The authorised comic book. by Nelson Mandela Foundation with Umlando Wezithombe. Johannesburg: Jonathan Ball, 2008.

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