Since the publication of the first edition in 1977, Africa has established itself as a leading resource for teaching, business, and scholarship. This fourth edition has been completely revised and focuses on the dynamism and diversity of contemporary Africa. The volume emphasizes contemporary culture-civil and social issues, art, religion, and the political scene-and provides an overview of significant themes that bear on Africa's place in the world. Historically grounded, Africa provides a comprehensive view of the ways that African women and men have constructed their lives and engaged in collective activities at the local, national, and global levels.
Maria Grosz-Ngate is an anthropologist and Associate Director of the African Studies Program at Indiana University. She has conducted long-term research in Mali and Senegal with a focus on rural social transformations, gender, and Islam. John H. Hanson is Associate Professor of History at Indiana University and an editor of History in Africa. His research concerns the history of West Africa Muslim communities during the past 200 years. Patrick O'Meara is Special Advisor to the Indiana University President, Vice President Emeritus and Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs and Political Science. He was the editor (with Phyllis Martin) of all of the previous editions of Africa. His interests include South African politics and international development.
Preface Introduction 1. Africa: A Geographic Frame James Delehanty 2. Legacies of the Past: Themes in African History John Akare Aden and John H. Hanson 3. Social Relations: Family, Kinship, and Community Maria Grosz-Ngate 4. Making a Living: African Livelihoods Gracia Clark and Katherine Wiley 5. Religions in Africa John H. Hanson 6. Urban Spaces, Lives, and Projects in Africa Karen Tranberg Hansen 7. Health, Illness, and Healing in African Societies Tracy J. Luedke 8. Visual Art in Africa Patrick McNaughton and Diane Pelrine 9. African Music Flows Daniel B. Reed and Ruth M. Stone 10. Literature in Africa Eileen Julien 11. African Film Akin Adesokan 12. African Politics and the Future of Democracy Amos Sawyer, Lauren M. MacLean and Carolyn E. Holmes 13. Development in Africa: Tempered Hope Raymond Muhula and Stephen N. Ndegwa 14. Human Rights in Africa Takyiwaa Manuh 15. Print and Electronic Resources Marion Frank-Wilson Contributors Index