Africa background resources
Africa south of the Sahara.
London, Europa Publications
Latest year in Information Center Ready Reference DT352 .A34 (next to the Information Desk). Older years in the Stacks
Africa contemporary record; annual survey and documents
1968/69 – 2001/2002
Latest year 2001/2002 in Information Center DT1 .A212 (stack area behind the newspapers). Older years in the Stacks
Africa Research Bulletin 1964 -
Economic, financial, and technical series
Political, social, and cultural series
Helps you find the dates of events, a year’s facts about a country. Search by country. Summarizes current news. Has annual indexes
Online (from 1997) and print (from 1964) editions.
Africa Yearbook Online (Brill). 2004-2017
Covers politics, foreign affairs, socio-economic developments.
Politics, economics, military,business,history, social life, etc.
Encyclopedia of Africa / editors, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
Information Center DT3 .E53 2010 (stack area behind the newspapers)
General history of Africa (UNESCO)
Abridged ed. London : J. Currey ; Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press ; Paris : Unesco, c1990-1999. 8 v.
Green Library. Information Center DT20 .G452 1990
1. Methodology and African prehistory / editor, J. Ki-Zerbo
2. Ancient civilizations of Africa / editor, G. Mokhtar
3. Africa from the seventh to the eleventh century / editor, I. Hrbek
4. Africa from the twelfth to the sixteenth century / editors, Joseph Ki-Zerbo and Djibril Tamsir Niane
5. Africa from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century
6. Africa in the nineteenth century until the 1880s / editor, J.F. Ade Ajayi
7. Africa under colonial domination 1880-1935 / editor, A. Adu Boahen
8. Africa since 1935 / editor, Ali A. Mazrui (reissued in unabridged form).
General History of Africa (UNESCO)
Published by UNESCO. In 8 volumes, with over 300 authors. Has the table of contents and full text. Takes a while to download the large volumes. http://www.unesco.org/new/en/social-and-human-sciences/themes/general-history-of-africa/volumes/#c181073
New encyclopedia of Africa / John Middleton, editor in chief ; Joseph C. Miller, editor.
Detroit : Gale Cengage Learning, c2008. 5 v.
Information Center DT2 .N48 2008 (stack area behind the newspapers)
Historical Dictionaries of Africa
Information Center (stack area behind the newspapers) ; some countries have online editions. Each African country has its own volume. A few are online – Historical Dictionary of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (name changes, maps, chronology, history, land & people, Historical Dictionary of Eritrea. May need to download the ebrary plugin on your own computer.
Oxford Handbooks - History - African History
Signed articles by Africanist scholars. Topics include - archaeology.
Culture and Customs of.......................... A series of books on African countries. Example - Culture and Customs of Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Congo, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, etc.