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African histories : new sources and new techniques for studying African pasts

Author: Esperanza Brizuela-Garcia; Trevor R Getz
Publisher: Boston : Pearson, ©2012.
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Genre/Form: Sources
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Esperanza Brizuela-Garcia; Trevor R Getz
ISBN: 0136155588 9780136155584
OCLC Number: 773295777
Description: xviii, 284 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Archaeobotany and cultivation in Africa --
Early written evidence of state and society in classical northeastern Africa --
Linguistic evidence and the Bantu expansion --
Archaeological evidence for the development of African cities --
African memories and perspectives of the Atlantic slave trade --
Islamic sources and versions of Swahili origins --
Intellectual history and cultural nationalism in West Africa --
Planning, photography, and the struggle for power in colonial Africa --
Remembering decolonization through ethnography and popular painting in Central Africa --
Literature and decolonization in Africa --
Textbooks and tribunals in the aftermath of crises --
Anthropology and the gendering of the study of AIDS in Africa --
Epilogue: African histories and histories of Africa.
Responsibility: Esperanza Brizuela-Garcia, Trevor R. Getz.

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