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AFRICA: Africa World Press Guide to Educational Resources From and About Africa, Compiled by WorldViews


AFRICA: Africa World Press Guide to Educational Resources From and About Africa, Compiled by WorldViews


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"This indispensible tool provides a breadth and depth of resources for anyone interested in understanding the changing and complex reality that is Africa today. To many outside the continent, Africa appears to be remote and inaccessible. But this doesn’t have to be so. The print and audiovisual resources gathered together in this directory demonstrate that there many ways to access this huge and diverse continent." –Mutombo Mpanya, Professor of Environmental Sciences, New College (San Francisco) and co-author of We are the World: An Evalution of Pop Aid for Africa

“At a time when Africa is quickly ‘disappearing from the map,’ Africa: Africa World Press Guide provides a crucial and timely resource for allow hoe want to know more about the continent. The guide contains an impressive range of resources that serve the needs of those who are beginning to explore Africa’s past and present history as well as of those who are the most experienced and avid Africanists. The guide is a testament to the multi-faceted work that is being done in and about Africa; it is an essential refrence for activists and educators everywhere who want to build linkages and networks around Africa.” –Heeten Kalan, Director, South African Exchange Program on environmental Justice and co-editor of Baobab Notes (Mozambique Solidarity Office)

Praise for other directories compiled by WorldViews:

“By providing a checklist of the works produced by Third World peoples about their world, the Third World Resource Directory… will engender a more informed world and enable us all to gain new insights into our global village.” –Kofi Kumado, Chairperson, HURIDOCS/Human Rights Information and Documentation International (Geneva)

Africa: A Directory of Resources (Orbis Books, 1987) holds great riches for anyone concerned about effective social change. It contains empowering information for all of us –analyses, bibliographies, curriculum guides, films, slideshows, and much more. Above all it confirms the fact that there are many of us, thinking and working in many places, and that we can reach out and find each other and build a movement together.” –Jennifer Davis, Executive Director, American Committee on Africa

Some of the 28 topical chapters in Africa: Africa World Press Guide:

·         Africa’s Nations: Africa is not a country!

·         Belief Systems: Indigenous, Islamic, Christian

·         Cinema: Africa through an African Iens

·         Africa’s Debt Burden: Who suffers? Who benefits?

·         Environment: Africa sets its own priorities

·         Human Rights: Broader understanding

·         African Literature: Voices from “another Africa”

·         Music in Africa: Breadth and diversity

·         Refugees: Multiple causes, terrible consequences

·         South Africa: A time to build

·         Struggles Won: Eritrea and Namibia

·         The Voice of Women: Writers, artists, and musicians

Plus extensive lists of Africa-related curriculum guides, films and videotapes, organization, and more. Free updates at the WorldViews Website:


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