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by Eugene L. Mendonsa




This introductory book covers West Africa's history, social organization, and contemporary setting. It analyzes the many present-day problems facing West Africans such as the lack of development, dependency on economic relations with wealthy countries, poor governance, interference by the military in civilian affairs, corruption, and the lack of functioning democratic governments. This book also shows how West African indigenous civilization developed its humanitarian, democratic, and communalistic nature. Traditional political processes and ancestral customs are put forth as ways of solving West Africa's modern problems.Divided into three main parts: "The Setting and Social Organization," "The History of West Africa," and "The Modern Era," the main objective of this textbook is to teach students about the depth of African civilization and how its principles can be used to address modern-day problems in West Africa. Mendonsa expresses the opinion that in order to solve current problems plaguing the region, a knowledge of history, African culture, and ancient African beliefs is crucial.A teacher's manual is available which includes chapter outlines and summaries, key points, sample questions, and suggested films and websites.
Download West Africa: An Introduction to Its History, Civilization and Contemporary Situation epub
ISBN: 0890896496
ISBN13: 978-0890896495
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Author: Eugene L. Mendonsa
Language: English
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press (November 1, 2002)
Pages: 660 pages
ePUB size: 1577 kb
FB2 size: 1735 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 652
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Haracetys
Got it for class.
Irostamore
Fantastic product, great shape, andy professor knows the writer personally, so it was important that the data was represented clearly for a student - and this text certainly delivers!
Kerdana
I've only had this book for one day and I'm amazed at the information it contains, it goes great and details of the different empires, social and family structures of the tribes in the region,this book is amazing.
Xtintisha
Very comprehensive and at the same time very well written and to the point book on everything in West Africa: from ancient history, to art, collonialism, modern politics - basically anything anyone interested in Afric would like to know.