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ANTH 280: Peoples & Cultures of Sub-Saharan Africa
Resources for your course and annotated bibliography assignment.
Ebook. "'Petina Gappah's powerful novel of exploration and adventure in nineteenth-century Africa-the captivating story of the loyal men and women who carried explorer and missionary Dr. Livingstone's body, his papers and maps, fifteen hundred miles across the continent of Africa, so his remains could be returned home to England and his work preserved there."
Ebook. "A striking, original volume that disrupts the dominant narratives that continue to frame our discussion of Africa, complicating conventional views of the region as a place of violence, despair, and victimhood. The volume documents the significant global connections, circulations, and contributions that African people, ideas, and goods have made throughout the world."
Ebook. "A witty, smart, and moving debut novel about a brave young woman traversing the minefield of modern life with its taboos and injustices, living in a world of men who want their wives to be beautiful, to be good cooks and mothers, to be women who respect their husbands and grant them forbearance. And in Afi, Peace Medie has created a delightfully spunky and relatable heroine who just may break all the rules."
"Broad introductions to such subjects as African society, politics, or literature with specific studies of individual peoples, states, or literary traditions to enable the user to appreciate Africans’ distinctiveness as well as their diversity."
Full online text and images for back issues of selected scholarly journals and monographs in history, economics, political science, anthropology, sociology, literature, etc.
*Temporary expanded access beyond JMU subscriptions is available until Jun 30, 2022. Use this link for a list of resources: https://about.jstor.org/covid19/expanded-access-to-collections/.
"A voice of, by and about Africa - aggregating, producing and distributing 900 news and information items daily from over 150 African news organizations and our own reporters to an African and global public."
Documentary films in a variety of subjects, including education, healthcare, science and technology, and critical thinking. Browse Subjects for related topics, such as African Studies and specific countries.
Streaming video resource containing thousands of educational videos in all major subject areas; includes access to archival films and newsreels. Browse Subjects for related topics, such as African Studies and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Contains over 25,000 videos, documentaries, training films, theatrical releases, and more.
Note: The login/sign up buttons at the top right of the Kanopy interface are for creating and logging in to personal accounts. It is not necessary to log in to view films if you're on campus. If you are off campus, you will be prompted to log in as a JMU user when you select a film. Browse Subjects for related topics, such as Indigenous People of Africa through Anthropology and African Studies through Global Studies & Languages.
"Unusually rich and extensive research materials on sub-Saharan Africa... The focal point of the Library's reference and bibliographic activities on sub-Saharan Africa, which excludes the North African countries of Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia."
ABC is an African-owned, worldwide marketing and distribution outlet for books from Africa--scholarly, literature and children's books. Access includes pre-2020 backlist (1,490 ebooks), 2020 frontlist (76 ebooks), and 2021 frontlist (84 ebooks). The majority of titles are DRM-free.
Users will be routed to a Guest Access screen. Users then have the option to register personal or institutional email addresses.