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Updated in its 4thedition, The African Experienceis the only interdisciplinary survey to examine this region of the world from geographic, linguistic, social, historical, and political perspectives. Drawing on research from all of the social sciences, this text captures Africa in its complex totality. The African Experiencehelps readers develop a comprehensive and critical understanding of Africa, one that allows them to grasp the region's internal dynamics and its evolving place in the world.
Vincent B. Khapoya is Professor of Political Science at Oakland University.
Table of Contents
Provides an overview of the geography, demography, and languages of the African continent. (ex. p. vii)
Describes the traditional cultural forms and institutions found throughout Africa. (ex. Ch. 2)
Explores African history in terms of state building, alliance formation, and the rise and decline of various kingdoms. (ex. Ch. 3)
Discusses the African experience under European colonial rule. (ex. Ch. 4)
Examines African resistance to colonial rule and the influence of external and internal factors on that resistance. (ex. Ch. 5)
Takes a critical look at progress in Africa in the post-independence era, including assessments of democratic transitions and economic development. (ex. Ch. 7)
Analyzes the past and present roles played by Africa on the world stage. (ex. Ch. 8)