Presents information about texts relating to eleven states in the heart of the African continent: Chad, Central African Republic, Sao Tome and Principe, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, People's Republic of the Congo (formerly Congo-Brazzaville), Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Congo-Kinshasa and Zaire), Rwanda, Burundi, Zambia, and Malawi. Perfect as a starting point for the beginning researcher, or to supplement a more adept scholar's reference list. Also useful for librarians developing a collection on Africa studies.
Author: Ronald H. Fritze,Brian E. Coutts,Louis Andrew VyhnanekPublish On: 2004
An Introductory Guide
Author: Ronald H. Fritze,Brian E. Coutts,Louis Andrew Vyhnanek
Fully annotated and completely updated—the most comprehensive guide to reference books in the field of history. * This guide includes 900+ complete entries for reference works and provides complete bibliographic information for over 400 other works * Descriptive annotations provide guidance to quality reference materials and offer a useful and time-saving alternative to research using the Internet * Topical chapters and detailed index help readers locate the materials they need for research and allow for effective searches of more obscure topics * The guide includes materials of interest for undergraduates, graduate students, academic researchers, and educated general readers
Blessed with natural beauty and rich vegetation, Rwanda is often called the 'land of a thousand hills' (le pays des mille collines). A proud people, the Banyarwanda (Rwandans) possess a centric view of the world, believing that Imana (God) favors Rwanda, as conveyed through the saying 'Imana yirirwa ahandi igataha i Rwanda' (God spends the day some place else but goes back home to Rwanda to sleep) and the fact that Rwanda means 'the universe.' However, this idyllic view of Rwanda sharply contrasts with the sad history of ethnic strife that has unfolded in the country since the 1950s: the 1959 Hutu Revolution followed by years of anti-Tutsi pogroms, undemocratic regimes, the civil war of 1990-1994, and, more significantly, the April-July 1994 genocide against the Tutsi and Hutu who opposed the killings. This new edition of Historical Dictionary of Rwanda, through its chronology, introductory essays, appendixes, maps, bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places, events, and institutions and significant political, economic, social, and cultural aspects, provides an important reference on this central African country.
Author: A. L. Epstein,Arnold Leonard Epstein,Alvin L. EpsteinPublish On: 1992
Collected Copperbelt Papers
Author: A. L. Epstein,Arnold Leonard Epstein,Alvin L. Epstein
This collection of essays from the distinguished anthropologist, Arnold Epstein, examines life in the copperbelt townships of Zambia a decade before Independence. Subjects covered include the role of networks in urban social organisation; the emergence of the distinctive CiCopperbelti language of the towns; and the remarkable evangelical success of Jehovah's Witnesses. A chapter on the resurgence of beliefs in banyama, or vampires, is also included, as is a retrospective essay giving a personal account of Epstein's years of fieldwork in the Copperbelt. The introduction to the volume draws together the themes of the book, discusses the relation between Epstein's own work and that of other members of the 'Manchester School' and gives the genesis of each chapter and its theoretical basis.
This study appraises the attempt of the Central African Mission, and the work of the Scots, as they sought to fulfill Livingstone's vision of a missionary enterprise engaged in trade and commerce between Britain, Scotland and Malawi. It develops a full picture of the Scottish enterprise by examining both their internal policies on conversion, education, African culture and relations with Malawians, and their external policies focusing on socio-political involvement. The study contributes to a knowledge of Malawi in the areas of missiology, and colonial history and politics, and gives insight into the attitude of Scottish churches and the Foreign Office.
Author: Stephen Chan,Professor of International Relations Stephen ChanPublish On: 1992-12-31
Author: Stephen Chan,Professor of International Relations Stephen Chan
Publisher: I.B. Tauris
This book examines the former Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda's political philosophy and practice, and considers the conflicting views of the man and his policies - moralist or collaborator with South Africa, practitioner of realpolitik or promoter of peace. The author compares Kaunda with Mugabe, and assesses their respective contribution to the fight against apartheid in South Africa as well as the general effect of their policies on the region. The author also considers the moves towards multi-party democracy in Zambia which eventually led to Kaunda's removal from office.