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Research guide: African Studies
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  • Encyclopedia of the modern Middle East and North Africa
    DS43 .E53 2004
  • Africana: the encyclopedia of the African and African American experience
    DT14 .A37435 2005
  • Encyclopedia of African history
    DT20 .E53 2005
  • Encyclopedia of twentieth-century African history
    DT29 .E53 2002
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Library Databases

  • Project Muse
    Full text articles from 300 humanities, arts, and social sciences journals.
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Audio Visual Materials
  • Death by stoning: justice, punishment, and human rights (DVD)
    HQ806 .D43 2003
    Under Islamic law, the bearing of a child out of wedlock is a captial offense and death is by stoning. Set in Nigeria, this program uses the case of Amina Lawal to discuss the concepts of justice and punishment as they relate to human rights. The video features Akbar Ahmed, chair of Islamic studies and professor of international relations at American University, and Ayesha Imam, founding director of a human rights agency that assisted in Ms. Lawal's defense.
  • A.B.C Africa (DVD)
    HV1347 .A33 2005
    Over the course of a 10-day visit to Uganda in 2001, Abbas Kiarostami uses his camera to capture and caress the faces of a thousand orphans. An alternately heartbreaking and optimistic view of the results of the AIDS epidemic and civil war.
  • The JVC/Smithsonian Folkways video anthology of music and dance of Africa (DVD)
    ML3760 .J832 2005
    A three-part educational project that focuses on local performance styles to present the folk music and dance traditions of Africa. Each dics is accompanied by a book of written commentary containing background information to help the viewer better understand the performances.
  • Lost boys of Sudan (DVD)
    E184.S77 L58 2004
    Follows two Sudanese refugees on a journey from Africa to America. Orphaned as young boys in one of Africa's cruelest civil wars, Peter Dut and Santino Chuor survived lion attacks and militia gunfire to reach a refugee camp in Kenya along with thousands of other children. From there, they were chosen to come to America. Safe at last from physical danger and hunger, a world away from home, they find themselves confronted with the abundance and alienation of contemporary American suburbia.
  • Witches in exile (DVD)
    BF1566 .W754 2005
    Witches in Exile introduces us to four women who have taken refuge in the Kukuo witches' camp and who represent a cross section of the 'witch' population of Northern Ghana today. It leads us on a step by step journey on how a woman becomes stigmatized as a witch.
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