Historical Dictionary Of Burkina Faso

Author: Lawrence Rupley
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810867702
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Burkina Faso, known as Upper Volta until its independence from France in 1960, and locally called the land of the upright people, is a medium-sized land-locked country with no less than six neighbors, some of which periodically get into trouble which makes it reasonably strategic in some ways. While it has not done as poorly as some other African states, its economic has certainly not prospered and many Burkinabe go abroad to earn a living. As for politics, it is another case of stability without democracy, even if there are periodic elections. Still, this is better than not even having stability. This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Burkina Faso covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, maps, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1000 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Burkina Faso."

Historical Dictionary Of Mali

Author: Pascal James Imperato
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810864029
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The fourth edition of the Historical Dictionary of Mali, through its chronology, bibliography, introductory essay, and over 500 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 African country.

Historical Dictionary Of Cote D Ivoire The Ivory Coast

Author: Cyril K. Daddieh
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810873893
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This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Cote d'Ivoire (The Ivory Coast) contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.

Historical Dictionary Of Togo

Author: Samuel Decalo
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN:
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Togo is a small West African country nestled between Benin and Ghana, extending from its narrow coastline 320 miles inland to Burkina Faso. Although the country's phosphate production has given it a modicum of economic stability, Togo remains politically unstable. The third edition of the Historical Dictionary of Togo expands and updates the 1987 edition and includes events occurring after the previous edition. Written by one of the foremost experts on African politics, this indispensable reference source provides concise dictionary entries covering the people, places, events, political and economic institutions, history and culture of this fascinating country. It contains a comprehensive, multilingual bibliography divided according to subject; tables with important economic and demographic data; a list of abbreviations; an updated chronology of recent political events; and three maps covering transport and communications, administrative divisions and ethnic divisions. Reviews of the Previous Edition: "There is much valuable information in this work that would not be retrieved easily elsewhere...highly recommended..." —ARBA "...a worthwhile contribution...the bibliography succeeds admirably in drawing these sources together." —AFRICA

1998

Author: Massimo Mastrogregori
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 311096743X
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Annually published since 1930, the International bibliography of Historical Sciences (IBOHS) is an international bibliography of the most important historical monographs and periodical articles published throughout the world, which deal with history from the earliest to the most recent times. The works are arranged systematically according to period, region or historical discipline, and within this classification alphabetically. The bibliography contains a geographical index and indexes of persons and authors.

Historical Dictionary Of Ghana

Author: David Owusu-Ansah
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810875004
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Ghana, the former British colony of the Gold Coast, is historically known for being the first country to the south of the Sahara to attain political independence from colonial rule. It is known for its exports of cocoa and a variety of minerals, especially gold, and it is now an oil exporting country. But Ghana’s importance to the African continent is not only seen in its natural resources or its potential to expand its agricultural output. Rather the nation’s political history of nationalism, the history of military engagement in politics, record of economic depression and the ability to rise from the ashes of political and economic decay is the most unique character of the country. This fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of Ghana covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 900 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Ghana.

Historical Dictionary Of Niger

Author: Abdourahmane Idrissa
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810860945
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Decalo's name appears first on the earlier edition.

Folktales From The Moose Of Burkina Faso

Author: Alain-Joseph Sissao
Publisher: African Books Collective
ISBN: 9956616559
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The Moogo, the region of the Moose known as Mossi in ancient literatureooccupies the entire central zone of Burkina Faso. It is divided into several kingdoms, the principal one comprising todayis capital of Ouagadougou. Along with the singing griots, the evening storytellers pass on the ancestral word during the evening gatherings where they provide the group with models to follow. The folktale is the most appropriate form for teaching young children to express themselves, to structure their thoughts, and to reason. The tales portraying familiar animals will be reserved for the group of youngest children. The legendary gluttony and foolishness of Mba-KatrE, the hyena, in contrast with the cunning and finesse of Mba-So mba, the hare, will interest above all children from 10 to 12 years of age. The stories describing the origin of things, the reason for various social taboos, the legitimacy of social functions and structures, as well character flaws that need correcting, are reserved as a priority for adolescents."

The Peoples Of Africa

Author: James Stuart Olson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313279188
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A unique reference guide to the thousands of individual ethnic groups that make up the social and cultural landscape of contemporary Africa.

Historical Dictionary Of International Organizations In Sub Saharan Africa

Author: Terry M. Mays
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 1461706696
Size: 37.39 MB
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Over a quarter of the world's states are located in Africa where one can find a surprisingly large number of international organizations. Many of these organizations frequently change their names, membership, levels of activity, and sometimes even purpose. Providing readers with a tool to cut through the confusion, this work traces changes in the development and progression of these organizations. It also provides entries for the new organizations that have been chartered since 1995, including valuable updates to previously existing ones. Contains: o An insightful introduction o Up-to-date chronology o A comprehensive acronym list in English and French o An extensive bibliography o Reviews of events