Full-color throughout, the six-volume Peoples and Cultures of Africa set provides a comprehensive, authoritative, and thoroughly up-to-date review of one of the world’s largest and most fascinating continents.
Five of the six volumes cover large geographical regions, namely North Africa, West Africa, southern Africa, East Africa, and Central Africa. These volumes contain regional introductions, including a series of maps, language family trees, and an illustrated timeline, followed by A-to-Z articles on specific ethnic groups, material cultures, performing arts and literature, and religious, social, and cultural topics. Each volume ends with a glossary, further resources (including Web sites), and an index specific to that volume.
The sixth volume, Nations and Personalities, provides details on every African country and continent-wide international organizations. Invaluable reference features include an extensive glossary, further resources, a set index, and short biographies on famous and infamous Africans, from Idi Amin to notables such as Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Nelson Mandela, and Nobel Prize-winning novelist Wole Soyinka.
- Making History/Music/Art
- The Diaspora
Photographs and full-color illustrations. Maps and artwork. Glossary. Further reading. Web sites. Sidebars. Language family trees. Index.
About the Author(s)
Peter Mitchell is a university lecturer in African prehistory and holds a tutorial fellowship in archaeology at St. Hugh's College, University of Oxford, England. He is also curator of African archaeology at the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford, and an academic member of the multidisciplinary African Studies Centre based at St. Antony¹s College, Oxford. He has previously worked at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He serves on the Governing Council of the British Institute in Eastern Africa and is a member of the editorial boards of the African Archaeological Review, Antiquity, Before Farming, Journal of African History, South African Archaeological Bulletin, Southern African Humanities, and World Archaeology. He is president of the Society of Africanist Archaeologists.