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Title:The human tradition in modern Africa
Editor:Cordell, Dennis D.ISNI
Series:The human tradition around the world
City of publisher:Lanham, MD
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN:9780742537323; 9780742537330; 1442213833; 9781442213838
Geographic term:Africa
social conditions
biographies (form)
Abstract:This collection of biographies enlivens the history of Africa with individuals whose day-to-day lives are at once real and a part of larger themes in the continent's history since the early 19th century. The book divides the 19th and 20th century into four periods: Encounters: two worlds and new worlds, 1800-1850; Fashioning African identities in the era of European conquest, 1850-1910; The contradictions of colonialism, 1910-1960: exploitation and new rights; Globalization, family strategies, and new threats in the era of independence, 1960-2012. Contributions: Introduction: People and history in modern Africa (Dennis D. Cordell); José Manuel and Nbena in Benguela in the late 1810s: encounters with enslavement (José C. Curto); Efusetan Aniwura of Ibadan (1820s-1874): a woman who rose to the rank of a chief but whom male rivals destroyed (Toyin Falola); Moka of Bioko (late 1820s-1899): the chief who united a Central African island (Ibrahim Sundiata); Hamet Gora Diop (1846-1910): merchant and notable from Saint-Louis in Senegal (Mamadou Diouf); Samuel Johnson (1846-1901) and the history of the Yorubas: Christianity and a new intelligentsia in West Africa (Toyin Falola); Stories of Cape slavery and emancipation in the nineteenth century (Pamela Scully); Mama Adolphina Unda (c. 1880-1931): the salvation of a dynastic family and the foundation of Fipa Catholicism, 1898-1914 (Marcia Wright); Colonial administrator Adolphe A.M. Taillebourg (1874-1934): strict interpreter of the law or humanitarian? (Issiaka Mandé); Louis Brody (1892-1951) of Cameroon and Mohammed Bayume Hussein (1904-1944) of former German East Africa: variety show performers and the Black community in Germany between the wars (Andreas Eckert); Siti binti Saad (c. 1885-1950): 'Giving voice to the voiceless', Swahili music, and the global recording industry in the 1920s and 1930s (Laura Fair); Maryan Muuse Boqor (b. 1938) and the women who inspired her: memories of a Mogadishu childhood (Lidwien Kapteijns and Maryan Muuse Boqor); Wambui Waiyaki Otieno Mbugua (b. 1928): gender politics in Kenya from the Mau Mau rebellion to the pro-democracy movement (Cora Ann Presley); Tina (b. 1942) of Côte d'Ivoire: success in the masculine world of plantation managers (Agnès Adjamagbo); Samba Sylla (b. 1948), Doulo Fofanna (b. 1948 or 1949), and Djénébou Traore (b. 1972): the colonies come to France (Dennis D. Cordell and Carolyn F. Sargent); Foday (b. ca. 1974) meets the rebels in 1991: diamonds are not a boy's best friend (Doug Henry). [ASC Leiden abstract]