Encyclopedia Africana

Encyclopedia Africana is where you get all the details and information you need on Africa. It is a complete guide on African-related topics, news, and stories.

Encyclopedia Africana was inspired by the dream of the late African-American scholar W.E.B. Du Bois and assisted by an eminent advisory board led by Nigerian Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka, Harvard professors Kwame Anthony Appiah and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., have created the first scholarly encyclopedia that takes as its scope the entire history of Africa and the African Diaspora. A landmark in reference publishing, Africana is an incomparable one-volume encyclopedia of the black world; a vital resource for families, students, and educators everywhere.

In Africana you will find

  • Over 3500 headword entries and 2 million words of text. Click here for samples
  • One thousand illustrations including maps and photographs—most in four-color
  • Easy-to-use A-to-Z organization
  • Color-coded major subject areas for easy cross-referencing
  • Extended essays on principal themes by world-renowned scholars

You will learn a lot about Apartheid in South Africa, and that the term apartheid (from the Afrikaans word for “apartness”) was coined in the 1930s and was used as a political slogan of the National Party in the early 1940s, however, it may interest you to know that the policy itself extends back to the beginning of white settlement in South Africa which started as far back as 1652. After the primarily Afrikaner Nationalists came to power in 1948, the elements of social custom of apartheid were systematized under the law which began to see to its implementation.

Other interesting topics that might be of interest include the following:

Politics – Exploring the current political state in South Africa and Africa at large entertainment,

Entertainment – Follow all the latest entertainment news as it happens, including the latest in Music, movies, popular and celebrities and influencers in South Africa and across Africa at large.

Crime – Examines latest crime stories and how criminals take advantage of security breaches in modern days.

Business – Ideas, opportunities, and policies affecting businesses in Africa

Life & Style – Life and Style category explores the latest living and style trends.

Education – Latest education news, events, university rankings

Timeless – Factual contents you should know

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