The African Experience is 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 Experience helps students 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.
Understand the history and political development of the African continent.
Analyze the effects of culture, history, politics, and European imperialism on the African people.
Chapter 1. The Continent and Its People
Chapter 2. African Traditional Institutions
Chapter 3. Political Development in Historic Africa
Chapter 4. Colonialism and the African Experience
Chapter 5. African Nationalism and the Struggle for Freedom
Chapter 6. African Independence: The First Thirty Years
Chapter 7. The African Struggle for Democracy and Free Markets
Chapter 8. Africa in World Affairs