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CIA World Factbook. Includes map.

New Internationalist Profile.

UN Development Program, Human Development Indicators.

World Guide.

On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Africa Action. Incorporates American Committee on Africa, Africa Fund, & Africa Policy Information Center.

Africa On Line.

Afrol. Independent news & commentary on Africa (Spanish & English).

Focus on Africa (BBC). Invaluable for current events.

Institute for War & Peace Reporting.

Kabissa: Space for Change in Africa.

WWW Virtual Library.

ZNet Africa Watch.

In the Library: Articles

Bennett, Lisa. "The trouble with tribe: how a common word masks complex African realities," Teaching Tolerance (Spring, 2001).

Eviatar, Daphne. "The lost continent," American Prospect (7/1/04). Review essay on French, Continent for the Taking.

North, James. "Hunger in Africa," Nation (4/14/84).

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Abraham, Keshia Nicole; Patricia McFadden & others. Reflections on Gender Issues in Africa (Harare: SAPES, 1999).

Adelman, Howard & John Sorenson (eds.) African Refugees: Development Aid & Repatriation (Boulder: Westview, 1994).

Bernault, Florence (ed.) A History of Prison & Confinement in Africa [1999] (trans. Janet Roitman; Portsmouth NH: Heinemann, 2003).

Carver, Richard. Truth from Below: The Emergent Press in Africa (London: Article 19, 2991).

__________ & Paul Hunt. National Human Rights Institutions in Africa (Gambia: African Center for Democracy & Human Rights Studies, 1991).

Clapham, Christopher. Africa & the International System: The Politics of State Survival (NY: Cambridge, 1996).

__________ (ed.) African Guerrillas (Bloomington: U. Indiana, 1998).

Clough, Michael. Free at Last? US Policy Towards Africa & the End of the Cold War (NY: Council on Foreign Relations, 1992).

Cohen, Ronald; Goran Hyden & Winston P. Nagan (eds.) Human Rights & Governance in Africa (Gainesville: U. Florida, 1993).

Comaroff, John & Jean Comaroff (eds.) Civil Society & the Political Imagination in Africa: Critical Perspectives (Chicago: U. Chicago, 1999) .

Conteh-Morgan, Earl. Democratization in Africa: The Theory & Dynamics of Political Transitions (Westport CT: Praeger, 1997).

Cooper, Frederick. Africa Since 1940: The Past of the Present (NY: Cambridge, 2003).

Davidson, Basil. The Black Man's Burden: Africa & the Curse of the Nation-State (NY: Times Books, 1992).

DeWaal, Alexander. Famine Crimes: Politics & the Disaster Relief Industry in Africa (Bloomington: Indiana U, 1997).

__________ (ed.) Who Fights? Who Cares? War & Humanitarian Action in Africa (Trenton NJ: Africa World, 2000).

Docking, Tim. AIDS & Violent Conflict in Africa (Washington: US Institute of Peace, 2001).

Duke, Lynne. Mandela, Mobutu & Me: A Newswoman's African Journey (NY: Doubleday, 2003). Washington Post reporter's memoir of late 1990s.

Falola, Toyin. The Power of African Cultures (Rochester, NY: U. of Rochester, 2003).

Fatton, Robet Jr. Predatory Rule: State & Civil Society in Africa (Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 1992).

Feierman, Steven & John M. Janzen (eds.) The Social Basis of Health & Healing in Africa (Berkeley: U. California, 1992).

French, Howard W. A Continent for the Taking: The Tragedy & Hope of Africa (NYL Knopf, 2004).

Hammond, Dorothy & Alta Jablow. The Africa that Never Was: Four Centuries of British Writing about Africa (NY: Twayne, 1970).

Huband, Mark. The Skull Beneath the Skin. Africa after the Cold War (Boulder: Westview, 2001).

Iliffe, John. The Emergence of African Capitalism (Minneapolis: U. Minnesota, 1983).

__________. The African Poor: A History (NY: Cambridge, 1987).

__________. The Africans: The History of a Continent (NY: Cambridge, 1995).

Isaacs, Harold R. The New World of Negro Americans (NY: John Day, 1963). On the experiences of Black Americans in Africa.

Marable, Manning. African & Caribbean Politics: From Kwame Nkrumah to the Grenada Revolution (London: Verso, 1987)

McCann, James C. Maize & Grace: Africa's Encounter with a New World Crop, 1500-2000 (Cambridge MA: Harvard, 2005).

Mengisteab, Kidane. Globalization & Autocentricity in Africa's Development in the 21st C.(Trenton NJ: Africa World, 1996).

__________ & Cyril Daddieh (eds.) State Building & Democratization in Africa: Faith, Hope & Realities (Westport CT: Praeger, 1999).

Pan, Lynn. Alcohol in Colonial Africa (Helsinki: Finnish Foundation for Alcohol Studies, 1975).

Sanneh, Lamin O. Abolitionists Abroad: American Blacks & the Making of Modern West Africa (Cambridge MA: Harvard, 1999).

Thomas, Dominic. Nation-Building, Propaganda, & Literature in Francophone Africa (Bloomington: Indiana U, 2002).

Turshen, Meredeth. Women & Health in Africa (Trenton NJ: Africa World, 1991).

__________ & Clotilde Twagiramariya (eds.) What Women Do in Wartime: Gender & Conflict in Africa (NY: Zed, 1998).

__________ (ed.) African Women's Health (Trenton NJ: Africa World, 2000).

Werbner, Richard & Terence Ranger (eds.) Postcolonial Identities in Africa (ATlantic Highlands NJ: Zed, 1996).

Zachary, Pascal. “Is there hope for Africa?” In These Times (8/11/03):29-30.

In the Library: Fiction

In the Library: For Young Readers

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

Lyons, Robert. Another Africa (essay & poems by Chinua Achebe; NY: Anchor, 1998).

CD & Audio

Film & Video

Magnificent introduction to African history, and to role of Islam in Africa, in several hours of well-researched radio programming with mostly African voices.

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