With nearly two hundred and fifty individually signed entries, the Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century African History explores the ways in which the peoples of Africa and their politics, states, societies, economies, environments, cultures and arts were transformed during the course of that Janus-faced century. Overseen by a diverse and distinguished international team of consultant editors, the Encyclopedia provides a thorough examination of the global and local forces that shaped the changes that the continent underwent. Combining essential factual description with evaluation and analysis, the entries tease out patterns from across the continent as a whole, as well as within particular regions and countries: it is the first work of its kind to present such a comprehensive overview of twentieth-century African history. With full indexes and a thematic entry list, together with ample cross-referencing and suggestions for further reading, the Encyclopedia will be welcomed as an essential work of reference by both scholar and student of twentieth-century African history.
Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2004
Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire; Accra, Ghana; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; African Development Bank; African diasporas; African religions; agrarian change; alcohol and drugs; Alexandria, Egypt; Algeria; Algiers, Algeria; Anglophone Africa; Angola; Antananarivo, Madagascar; Arab Maghreb Union; Arabic; architecture; Asmara, Eritrea; Bamako, Mali; Bangui, Central African Republic; Banjul, Gambia; Benin; Bissau, Guinea-Bissau; Blantyre, Malawi; Botswana; Brazzaville, Congo; Bujumbura, Burundi; Bulawayo, Zimbabwe; Burkina faso; Burundi; Cairo, Egypt; Cameroon; Cape Town, South Africa; Cape Verde; capitalisms and capitalists; Casablanca, Morocco; Central Africa; Central African Federation; Central African Republic; Chad; Christian reform movements; Christianity; cinema; civil society; Cold War; colonial Africa; colonial conquest and resistance; Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA); Commonwealth, the; Comoros; Conakry, Guinea; Congo; Cote d'Ivoire; Cotonou, Benin; Dakar, Senegal; dance; Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; debt crises; decolonization; Democratic Republic of the Congo; development of African history; Djibouti; Douala, Cameroon; Durban, South Africa; East Africa; East African Community; Economic Community of West African States; economy: colonial; economy: post-independence; education: colonial; education: post-independence; Egypt; environmental change; environmental movements; Equatorial Guinea; Eritrea; Ethiopia; European Union, the; families; First World War; food crises; Francophone Africa; Freetown, Sierra Leone; French Equatorial Africa; French West Africa; Fulani; Gabon; Gaborone; Gambia; genocides; Ghana; Globalization; Great Depression; Great Lakes; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Harare, Zimbabwe; Hausa; health and disease; human rights; Ibadan, Nigeria; intellectuals: colonial era; intellectuals: post-independence era; international financial institutions; international trade; Islam; Islamic reform movements; Johannesburg, South Africa; Juba, Sudan; Kampala, Uganda; Kano, Nigeria; Kenya; Khartoum, Sudan; Kigali, Rwanda; Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo; Kumasi, Ghana; La Francophonie; labour movements; Lagos, Nigeria; law; League of Arab States; leisure; Lesotho; Liberia; Libya; Lingala; literature; Lome, Togo; Luanda, Angola; Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo; Lusaka, Zambia; Lusophone Africa; Madagascar; Malawi; Mali; manufacturing: indigenous; manufacturing: modern; Maputo, Mozambique; Maseru, Lesotho; Mauritania; Mauritius; Mbabane, Swaziland; merchants; migrant labour; Mogadishu, Somalia; Mombasa, Kenya; Monrovia, Liberia; Morocco; Mozambique; music; N'djamena, Chad; Nairobi, Kenya; Namibia; nationalist movements; Niamey, Niger; Niger; Niger Delta; Nigeria; non-African diasporas; Non-Aligned movement; Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs); North Africa; Nouakchott, Mauritania; Organization of African Unity; Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC); Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; pan-Africanism; pastoralism; peasant movements; p