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Dictionary of African biography

Author: Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong; Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Although there have been some isolated instances of successful biography of Africans, there is no single resource that provides comprehensive coverage. Older reference works focus unevenly on the colonial period, European adventurers, and Egyptian dynasties. There is very little attention given to the full range of African lives, and rarely is the continent treated as a whole. As a result our picture of Africa's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Biography
Biography Dictionaries
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong; Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
ISBN: 9780195382075 0195382072
OCLC Number: 706025122
Description: 6 volumes : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: V. 1. Abach --
Brand --
v. 2. Brath --
Haile --
v. 3. Hailu --
Lyaut --
v. 4. Maal --
Odhia --
v. 5. Oding --
Teres --
v. 6. Tertu --
Zwang.
Responsibility: Emmanuel K. Akyeampong and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., editors in chief.

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Although there have been some isolated instances of successful biography of Africans, there is no single resource that provides comprehensive coverage. Older reference works focus unevenly on the colonial period, European adventurers, and Egyptian dynasties. There is very little attention given to the full range of African lives, and rarely is the continent treated as a whole. As a result our picture of Africa's history and its people is incomplete. A comprehensive biographical dictionary will greatly increase our understanding of the African continent and have a transformative effect on education and research.

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"it is perhaps impossible to capture the full diversity of Africa - a continent of one billion people, and the most continuous site of the evolution of the human species on our planet - in 2000 Read more...

 
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