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The Encyclopedia Africana Dictionary of African Biography

L. H. Ofosu-Appiah

The Encyclopedia Africana Dictionary of African Biography

Ethiopia-Ghana (Encyclopaedia Africana Dictionary of African Biography)

by L. H. Ofosu-Appiah

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Published by Reference Publications .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • General,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Africa,
  • Biography,
  • Dictionaries

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsKeith Irvine (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11437537M
    ISBN 100917256018
    ISBN 109780917256011

      The Oxford African American Studies Center provides students, scholars and librarians with articles from Africana; the Encyclopedia of African American History, ; the Encyclopedia of African American History, to the Present; Black Women in America, Second Edition; and the African American National : Malinda Triller-Doran. The Encyclopedia of African History is a three-volume work dedicated to African was edited by Kevin Shillington and published in New York City by Routledge in November The Library of Congress subjects for this work are Africa, History, and Encyclopedias.. Like most encyclopedias, it is arranged alphabetically, and includes illustrations, maps, a bibliographical reference. Africana definition is - materials (such as books, documents, or artifacts) relating to African history and culture.


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From the pharaohs to Frantz Fanon, Dictionary of African Biography provides a comprehensive overview of the lives of the men and women who shaped Africa’s history.

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In their introduction to Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, co-editors Henry Louis Gates and Kwame Anthony Appiah describe W.E.B. Du Bois’s half century campaign to publish an encyclopedia that would encompass the African diaspora.

That introduction appears below. " The Encyclopedia Africana Project of W.E.B. Du Bois " by Clarence G. Contee was published in the African Historical Studies (). Contee detailed the goals and difficulties faced by Du Bois over the decades in attempting to organize and create an Encyclopedia Africana.

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The Dictionary of African Biography is a six-volume biographical dictionary, published by Oxford University Press. Published inthe editors-in-chief are Emmanuel K. Akyeampong and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., both of the W. Du Bois Institute of Harvard : biographical dictionary.

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"The Encyclopedia of African American History, to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-First Century takes up the history of African Americans from where its three-volume predecessor and companion publication, Encyclopedia of African American History, From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass (Oxford Univ.

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Africana synonyms, Africana pronunciation, Africana translation, English dictionary definition of Africana. Materials, such as books, documents, or art objects, relating to the history or culture of African peoples.

pl n objects of cultural or historical. The following are short descriptions of the women and men who have contributed to the shaping of African American history.

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Salim Faraji is Professor and former Chair of Africana Studies at California State University, Dominguez Hills. He is also the founding Executive Director of the Master of Arts in International Studies Africa Program at Concordia University Irvine in Ghana, West Africa.

He completed his Master of Divinity at the Claremont School of Theology and M.A. and Ph.D. at Claremont Graduate tion: Professor.