Themes in West Africa's History
O'Brien, Susan, African Studies Review
Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong, ed. Themes in West Africa's History. Athens: Ohio University Press/Oxford: James Currey/Accra: Woeli Publishing Services, 2006. xii + 323 pp. Photographs. Bibliography. Index. $49.95. Cloth. $24.95. Paper.
This edited volume is an exciting new West African history textbook that could be used effectively at both undergraduate and graduate levels. As its editor makes clear in the introduction, however, Themes in West Africa's History is not intended to be a substitute for a conventional historical textbook: it does not provide a narrative history of events. Nor is it organized, like Boahen's classic (though now out of date) Topics in West African History …
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Publication information: Article title: Themes in West Africa's History. Contributors: O'Brien, Susan - Author. Journal title: African Studies Review. Volume: 50. Issue: 3 Publication date: December 2007. Page number: 171+. © African Studies Association Sep 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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