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Art, Art History, and the Study of Africa

Patrick McNaughton and Diane Pelrine.

in African Studies

P ublished online October 2012 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 12881 words.

African cultures have created sumptuous and subtle art in numerous materials for many millennia. Change has been constant, as we know from the ancient arts of Nigeria, Zimbabwe, and Mali....

Arts of Central Africa

Allen F. Roberts.

in African Studies

P ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 13623 words.

Central Africa consists of the Democratic Republic of the Congo or DRC, the Republic of the Congo or Congo/Brazza, the Central African Republic or CAR, and the Republics of Chad, Burundi,...

Arts of Western Africa

Mary Jo Arnoldi.

in African Studies

P ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 17496 words.

West African arts include many of the most outstanding works from the continent and in the world. Home to both large empires and nomadic groups, this region has produced cultures that have...

Asante and the Akan and Mossi States

Pashington Obeng.

in African Studies

P ublished online March 2015 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 16148 words.

Studies of the Asante, Akan, and Mossi show the importance of migration, language, identity, polity, trade, and state expansion. Earlier works focused exclusively on either the Akan and the...

Athol Fugard

Marianne McDonald.

in African Studies

P ublished online May 2016 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 12661 words.

Since the 1950s, the searing plays of South African playwright Athol Fugard (born 1932 in Middelburg, South Africa) have traced the history of his nation and its people. Known as the...

Belgian Colonial Rule

Matthew G. Stanard.

in African Studies

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 15184 words.

Central Africa’s long history witnessed growing connections to the world beyond as a result of the Atlantic slave trade and then increasing activity by East African Swahili traders and...

Benin (Dahomey)

Mathurin C. Houngnikpo.

in African Studies

P ublished online May 2015 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 16141 words.

Benin is the site of the former West African kingdom of Dahomey that gained prominence around 1600. The kingdom became a regional power for the following two-and-a-half centuries, thanks to...

Botswana (Bechuanaland)

John D. Holm.

in African Studies

P ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 16395 words.

Botswana became independent in 1966. Previously, it was a protectorate of the United Kingdom, which ruled the territory from the South African town of Mafeking (now Mafikeng). Called...

British Colonial Rule in Sub-Saharan Africa

Timothy H. Parsons.

in African Studies

P ublished online November 2013 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 19168 words.

The British Empire in Africa went through several distinct phases. From the heyday of the Atlantic slave trade to the mid-19th century, the British imperial presence was limited to a small...

Burkina Faso (Upper Volta)

Mahir Şaul.

in African Studies

P ublished online June 2015 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 26095 words.

Burkina Faso is a landlocked country between the Sahel and Sudanic belts of West Africa. It has a population of about 18 million. Although low-income, it made significant contributions to...