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African Christianity

Thomas Spear.

in African Studies

P ublished online August 2013 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 20420 words.

Christianity in Africa goes back to the earliest days of the church, when it spread along the Mediterranean and Red Sea coastlands of north and northeast Africa and their hinterlands....

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African Oral and Written Traditions

Harold Scheub.

in African Studies

P ublished online October 2012 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 7066 words.

It is the task of the storyteller, in both the oral and written traditions of Africa, to forge the fantasy images of the past into masks of the realistic images of the present, enabling the...

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African Studies

Edited by Thomas Spear.

P ublished online October 2012 .

Research Guide. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies.

Made up of a rapidly expanding range of articles written by distinguished international scholars, this dynamic, continuously updated online resource offers exclusive authoritative research...

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African Traditional Religion

Wyatt MacGaffey.

in African Studies

P ublished online October 2012 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 9491 words.

The term “African Traditional Religion” is used in two complementary senses. Loosely, it encompasses all African beliefs and practices that are considered religious but neither Christian...

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Aid and Economic Development

Alice N. Sindzingre.

in African Studies

P ublished online October 2012 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 14024 words.

The analysis of the relationships between foreign aid—also called “official development assistance” (ODA)—and economic development is a core issue in the disciplines of development...

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Aid and Economic Development

Alice N. Sindzingre.

in African Studies

P ublished online October 2012 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 14024 words.

The analysis of the relationships between foreign aid—also called “official development assistance” (ODA)—and economic development is a core issue in the disciplines of development...

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Algeria

Phillip Naylor.

in African Studies

P ublished online October 2012 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 12584 words.

Algeria, Africa’s largest country, remains understudied except for its modern history, which features an oppressive colonialism, a dramatic war of decolonization, and a contentious...

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Ancient Egypt

Toby Wilkinson.

in African Studies

P ublished online February 2016 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 10708 words.

Ancient Egypt produced the longest-lived civilization of the ancient world and one of the most stable systems of government in human history. The surviving artifacts and monuments from the...

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André Brink

Isidore Diala.

in African Studies

P ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 20079 words.

André Philippus Brink (b. 1935—d. 2015) is acclaimed as one of South Africa’s foremost writers. Internationally renowned novelist, playwright, scholar, critic, translator, travel writer,...

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Angola

W. Martin James.

in African Studies

P ublished online October 2012 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 9981 words.

Angola is a land of contrast. It has abundant natural resources such as petroleum, diamonds, phosphate, timber, and fish. It also has numerous rivers for hydroelectric energy and fertile...

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