ISBN-13: 9780816062638 / Angielski / Twarda / 2006 / 112 str.
Full-color throughout, the new six-volume Peoples and Cultures of Africa set presents hard-to-find information in a highly visual and easily accessible presentation. Five of the six volumes cover large geographical regions, including North Africa, West Africa, Southern Africa, East Africa, and Central Africa. These volumes contain regional introductions followed by a series of A-to-Z articles on particular ethnic groups, material cultures, performing arts and literature, and religious, social, and cultural topics. Each volume ends with an index specific to that volume. The sixth volume, Nations and Personalities, provides details on every African country, continent-wide cultural organizations and festivals (such as Fespaco and Festac). Invaluable reference features in this volume include an extended glossary, further reading and resources (including Web sites), a complete language family tree with overview text, a set index, and short biographies on famous and infamous Africans, from Idi Amin to notables such as Nelson Mandela and Novel Prize-winning novelists Nawal el-Saadawi and Wole Soyinka.