African People Bibliography

Samburu of Kenya, 1997: Photo by Gerald and Buff Corsi The Watusi Dance, 1955: Photo by Frances Elizabeth Hanan
World Wide Web Resources Books Children's Books Periodicals

World Wide Web Resources        ~->For Kids

Africa Discovery, Understanding and Conservation at the Field Museum of Chicago   In addition to exhibits on Africa's natural history, art, and culture, the site has an image gallery.

Africa News   Weekly news summaries cover the entire continent.

Africa: One Continent. Many Worlds   An on-line exhibit from the African collections of the Field Museum of Natural History and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

Africa Online  Country-specific information on business, education, health, sports, travel, organizations, some current news.

Africa Research Central   A gateway to the archives, libraries, and museums with important collections of African primary sources.

Africa: South of the Sahara   A major website with an annotated set of web links that can be searched or browsed by topic or country.

African Art Resources   A listing of annotated web links on visual arts, dance, music, and literary arts.

African Studies at Penn   A major website for nearly all topics relating to the people and resources of Africa.

African Web Links: an Annotated Resource List

Country-Specific Pages

Direct Feeds from Africa. Information on the African Academy of Sciences, African Economy, and United Nations Emergencies in Africa.

East Africa Living Encyclopedia. University of Pennsylvania site covering Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, and Rwanda with link to Teaching Swahili.

K-12 Electronic Guide for African Resources on the Internet. Good for teachers, librarians, and students trying to locate resources the classroom.

African Studies Centre, University of Cambridge. Supports research and teaching on Africa and offers multi-disciplinary seminars, workshops, conferences, exhibitions, and an internet discussion group.

African Women Global Network. A network linking indigenous organizations in Africa to organizations, and institutions elsewhere.

Anthropology 269; People and Cultures of Africa. About the Mande, Yoruba and Cameroon cultures

ArchNet: Regions/ Africa and Near East --Resources for African archaeology

Art and Life in Africa Project. Art and African studies instructors can select from an assortment of teaching aids, including an online searchable Catalogue of the Stanley Collection of Africa Art.

C. K. Ladzekpo - African Music and Dance Includes information on Anlo-Ewe (Ghana) Culture and History and Sub-Saharan drum culture.

Pan-Africanism: Yesterday and Today. A brief history and explanation of the philosphy.

U. S. State Department, Bureau of African Affairs. Regional topics, issues in the news, country information, and briefings.

Visions of Africa: Anthropology on Film. A review of four books which focus on ethnographic film making.

WWW Virtual Library: Anthropology: Cultural Anthropology: Regional Studies: Africa

Websites for Kids

The Living Africa --developed by students

The African American Journey:   World Book Encyclopedia

Africa Online: Kids

AFRO-Americ@Kids Zone   includes Discover Africa: Kidszone

Motherland Nigeria: Kidszone
The Kid Zone has stories, proverbs, games, pictures, artwork, tourist attractions in Nigeria. The main site has extensive information on Nigeria - foods recipes, dress, national anthem, languages, school life, music (with audio files), history, Nigerian humor, links to other sites.

Harriet Tubman & The Underground Railroad (from the studies of 2nd graders)

Colors for Africa --Children's Story

Minnesota Science Museum's: Madagascar Page   Namib Page   Okavango Page


Bohannan, Paul. Africa and Africans. Garden City, NY : Natural History Press, 1964. Public DT20 .B63 1964.

Brown, Lester Russell. Reversing Africa’s Decline. Washington, DC : Worldwatch Institute, 1985. Biodiv HC800.Z9 E536 1985.

Colchester, Marcus. Slave and Enclave: The Political Ecology of Equatorial Africa. Penang, Malyasia : World Rainforest Movement, 1994. Biodiv SD418.3.A352 C65 1994.

Fighting for Survival: Insecurity, People and the Environment in the Horn of Africa. Gland, Switzerland : IUCN, 1991. Main HC840.Z65 F53 1991.

Historical Atlas of Africa. Harlow, England : Longman, 1985. Maps Atlas Case G2446.S1 H58 1985.

James, Valentine Udoh.
Africa’s Ecology: Sustaining the Biological and Environmental Diversity of a Continent. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1993. Biodiv Ref HC800.Z65 J348 1993.

McIlwaine, John.
Maps and Mapping of Africa: A Resource Guide. New Providence, NJ : Hans Zell Publishers, 1997. Maps GA1341 .M38 1997.

Moss, Joyce.
Peoples of the World. Africans South of the Sahara: The Culture, Geographical Setting, and Historical Background of 34 African People. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, 1991. Main DT352.42 .M67 1991.

Moss, Joyce.
Peoples of the World. The Middle East and North Africa: The Culture, Geographical Setting, and Historical Background of 30 People. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, 1992. Main DS58 .M67 1992.

Murdock, George Peter. Africa, Its Peoples and Their Culture History. New York : McGraw-Hill, 1959. Main DT15 .M87.

Nurse, George T. The Peoples of Southern Africa and Their Affinities. New York : Oxford University Press, 1985. Main GN58.A356 N87 1985.

Portillo, Enrique M. The Context of Economics of Conservation: An Introduction. Maseru, Lesotho : SADCC Coordinator, Soil and Water Conservation and Land Utilization, 1988. Main QH195.L45 P66 1988.

All materials labeled Public, Pub Juv, Biodiv, or Biodiv Juv may be checked out from the library by Academy members.

Children's Books

Africa Activity Book. Chicago, IL : The Field Museum, 1993. Public Juv DT19.8 .A37 1993.

Africa: Exhibit Guide. Chicago, IL : The Field Museum. Public Juv DT4 .F53 1990z.

Bash, Barbara. Tree of Life: The World of the African Baobab. San Francisco : Little, Brown, 1989 Public Juv QK495.B7 B37 1989.

Feelings, Muriel L.
Moja Means One: Swahili Counting Book. New York : Dial Press, 1971. Public Juv PZ9.F3 Mo 1971.


From the Archives. Oakland, CA : Trustees of the African American Museum and Library at Oakland, 1990. Main Serials E185.93.C2 F76.

Munger Africana Library Notes. Pasadena, CA : The Library, 1971-1985. Serial Z733 .M85.

See also: Biodiversity Resource Center Bibliography on African Animals



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