Nations and Personalities provides details on every African country and continent-wide international organizations. Invaluable reference features in this volume include an extended glossary, further resources, a set index, and short biographies on famous and infamous Africans, from Idi Amin to notables such as Nelson Mandela, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, 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)
Editor 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. 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.