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Africa; selected readings.

Author: Fred G Burke
Publisher: New York, Houghton Mifflin [1969]
Series: World regional studies.
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Burke, Fred G.
Africa; selected readings.
New York, Houghton Mifflin [1969]
(OCoLC)600932989
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fred G Burke
OCLC Number: 45992
Description: xii, 276 pages map 21 cm.
Contents: pt. I. THE LAND AND PEOPLES OF AFRICA. --
Introduction --
The West looks at Africa: a modern view / Joyce Cary --
African landscape: the eastern highlands. How the mountains came to be / Tanzanian legend ; The beauties of the highlands / Elspeth Huxley ; Animals / Isak Dinesen --
African landscape: the rainforest / Joseph Conrad --
African landscape: the desert / Brian Stuart --
The poverty of the land / Joyce Cary --
Traditional family life / Cheif Obafemi Awolowo --
Traditional African religions / Edward Winter --
Leisure-time activities. A wrestling match / Chinua Achebe ; The talking skull / Nupe tale --
The leftover eye : a dilemma story --
Talk / Ashanti tale. pt. II. EARLY AFRICAN CIVILIZATIONS. --
Introduction --
Olduvai Gorge: birthplace of man? / Elspeth Huxley --
Art galleries of the Sahara / James Wellard --
The lands of Kush / P.L. Shinnie --
Axum links present and past / Robert Dick-Read --
The mystery of Garama / James Wellard --
Ghana, a Sudanic state / E.W. Bovill --
The art of the forest kingdoms / Frank Willett. pt. III. PENETRATION LEADS TO ENSLAVEMENT. --
Introduction --
Islam in Africa. The pillars of Islam / D.S. Margoliouth ; Islam's appeal / Thomas Walker Arnold --
The empires of Mali and Songhai. Sundiata's triumph ; Ibn Batuta describes the Mali empire ; The mighty empire of Songhai / Margaret Shinnie --
Civilizations in East Africa. The country of the Zanj / Al Mas'udi ; On the eve of downfall / Duarte Barbosa --
Great Zimbabwe / Margaret Shinnie --
Ethopia: an enduring Christian kingdom. They fight like eagles / Ethiopian manuscript ; The land of Prester John / David Mathew --
The Portuguese penetrate the Congo. The old kingdom of Congo / C.R. Boxer ; Christianity reaches the Congo / Hugh Murray --
Portugal's colonial record / Roland Oliver and J.D. Fage --
The slave trade. A slave raid / James Juma Mbotela ; A slave Caravan / Alfred J. Swann ; A west coast slave market / W.H.G. Kingston ; The business of slavery / George Howe ; Black cargoes / Daniel P. Mannix and Malcolm Cowley. pt. IV. EUROPEAN EXPLORATION AND COLONIZATION --
Introduction --
Fabled Timbuktu. The great city of Songhai / Leo Africanus ; The Moorish trading post / René Caillié --
Two pathfinders: Livingston and Stanley. The smoke that sounds / David Livingstone ; Stanley finds Livingstone / Henry M. Stanley ; Stanley meets Mutesa / James D. Rubadiri --
Christianity in Africa. Missionaries bring new ways / Roland Oliver ; The clash of beliefs / Chinua Achebe --
Two views of colonial rule. The dual mandate / Lord Lugard ; The gentlemen of the jungle / Kikuyu parable --
Between two worlds / Colin Turnbull --
Economic imperialsim. Big business in Nigeria / Basil Davidson ; Exploitation in the Congo / Ludwig Bauer --
South Africa: sowing the seeds of antagonism. Chaka, King of the Zulus / Thomas Mofolo ; Boer racist policies / David Livingstone. pt. V. AFRICA IN THE MODERN WORLD. --
Introduction --
The Cry for independence. Freedom now! / Richard Wright ; Dawn in the heart of Africa / Patrice Lumumba ; Nonviolence plus positive action / Kenneth Kaunda --
Political ideas. African socialism / Tom Mboya ; Democracy in Africa / Julius Nyerere --
Economics of development / Arthur Hazelwood --
Race relations in the Southern Africa. The widows of the Reserves / Phyllis Ntantala ; Torture in South Africa / United Nations Report ; Luthuli condemns Apartheid --
Problems of rapid social change. The uprooted / Georges Balandier ; "Tell me, Josephine ..." / Central African Mail ; The role of education / W. Arthur Lewis --
Africa and America. African dance / Pearl Primus ; The beginnings of understanding / Leonard Levitt ; To the American Negro soldiers / Léopold Sédar Senghor ; Africa and the United States policy / Rupert Emerson --
A gift of humanity / Arthur Hayman and Harold Peerce, Basil Davidson, Elizabeth Knowlton --
QUESTIONS FOR STUDY AND DISCUSSION.
Series Title: World regional studies.
Responsibility: Edited and annotated by Fred Burke. Editorial consultant: Howard R. Anderson.

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