Africa, Fourth Edition 4th Edition, Kindle Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0253012920
ISBN-10: 0253012929
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Editorial Reviews


From all indications, the fourth edition of Africa should not only endure the test of time, but also be found exceptionally useful by a wide spectrum of scholars, including college professors and their students in general.

Africa Today

This new edition offers a condensed yet thematically broad text suitable for both the undergraduate classroom and a popular audience. Abridged from twenty-one to fifteen chapters, Africa retains its tradition of interdisciplinary breadth by incorporating a range of accessible, thematically organized perspectives informed by the latest scholarship.

African Studies Review

Africa is the product of careful planning and a great deal of hard work by many people recommended to any student who wishes to gain up-to-date information on the current sstate of knowledge in that increasingly complex and unwieldy specialization known as African Studies.International Journal of African Historical Study

International Journal of African Historical Studies

An ideal undergraduate text for interdisciplinary courses or courses in history or politics. It could be used at an introductory graduate level, or by students of African studies wanting a brief background in another discipline . . . also an excellent book for non-academic purposes, simply for enjoyable reading.

Canadian Journal of African Studies

Much has changed in Africa and in African studies in the last ten years, but one constant has been the enduring excellence of the anthology Africa.

International Journal of African Historical Studies

A treasure trove of information, critical analysis, and informed and informative comment.

Sunday Independent (Durban)

Here is a highly recommended multidisciplinary introductory volume, one which should appeal to the serious general reader as well as to the student specializing in African studies.

The Nigerian Field

[P]rovides an excellent introductory overview of the continent . . . .59.1 1989

--This text refers to the paperback edition.


This fourth edition of Africa is an outstanding up-to-date introductory text that discusses a range of subjects, from contemporary social and political relations to health, illness and healing; from economic development to literature, the visual arts and rural and urban life.  Well-written and appropriate for both students and the general reader, this volume brings to life Africa's past, and its many present-day 21st century realities. No other text covers so much and yet remains so accessible.

-- Sandra E. Greene ― Cornell University
--This text refers to the paperback edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00IZ93KVO
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Indiana University Press; 4th edition (April 18, 2014)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ April 18, 2014
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 7439 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 373 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 0253012929
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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