Organized by topic, this comprehensive survey details the geographic features, cultures, and history of Africa, presents an outline of Africa's modern nations with detailed maps, and includes a bibliography and gazeteer
This is the revised edition of a reference originally published in 1981 by Andromeda Oxford Ltd. (UK). The first section comprises an extended essay on the geography of Africa. The second section consists of essays on languages, religions, early Man in Africa, kingdoms and empires, the African diaspora, the growth of cities, vernacular architecture, African arts, music and dance, and education and literacy. The third section, the bulk of the book, is a country-by- country survey, with an introductory essay for each region. The volume includes 96 maps and 330-plus illustrations (most in color). Checkmate Books is an imprint of Facts on File. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.