Updated in its 4th edition, 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 readers develop a comprehensive and critical understanding of Africa, one that allows them to grasp the regions internal dynamics and its evolving place in the world.
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