|a1. Africa: Problems and Perspectives / Phyllis M. Martin and Patrick O'Meara -- 2. The Contemporary Map of Africa / Michael L. McNulty -- 3. Prehistoric Africa / Kathy D. Schick -- 4. Aspects of Early African History / John Lamphear and Toyin Falola -- 5. Islam and African Societies / John H. Hanson -- 6. Africa and Europe before 1900 / Curtis A. Keim -- 7. The Colonial Era / Sheldon Gellar -- 8. Decolonization, Independence, and the Failure of Politics / Edmond J. Keller -- 9. Social Organization in Africa / John C. McCall -- 10. Economic Life in African Villages and Towns / Mahir Saul -- 11. African Systems of Thought / Ivan Karp -- 12. African Art / Patrick R. McNaughton and Diane Pelrine -- 13. African Music Performed / Ruth M. Stone -- 14. Popular Culture in Urban Africa / Dele Jegede -- 15. African Literature / Eileen Julien -- 16. Social Change in Contemporary Africa / Claire Robertson -- 17. Law and Society in Contemporary Africa / Takyiwaa Manuh.
|a"Since the publication of the first edition of this book in 1977, Africa has established itself as the most popular introductory text for African studies courses in North America. This third edition has been completely revised and brought up to date since the 1986 edition, reflecting changes in African society and politics, and in the scholarship available on this vast and complex continent."--Back cover.