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African Studies Subject Guide — Overview

Guide to articles, books, films, websites, and other resources for African Studies.

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African Studies


This guide highlights websites, books, journals, and other scholarly sources useful to African Studies students and scholars. 

African Studies is interdisciplinary -- think broadly and outside the box! You can research a wide variety of topics and countries in Africa from a political science, human rights, gender studies and/or historical perspective. Included in this guide are many types of information sources that will help you write your research papers.

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