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Nigeria - Levy, Patricia
Call Number: 966.9 LEV
ISBN: 0761417036
Publication Date: 2004

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A Continent for the Taking - Howard W. French
Call Number: 967 FRE
ISBN: 1400030277
Publication Date: 2005
An examination of the legacy of colonization in the lives of contemporary Africans.

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West Africa - Stephen Currie
Call Number: 916.604 CUR
ISBN: 1590184998
Publication Date: 2004
This book discusses the exploration of West Africa, including explorers from the Greeks, the Romans, the Muslim merchants of the Middle East, the Portuguese sailors of the Renaissance, and the English of the nineteenth century.

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The History Atlas of Africa - Samuel Kasule
Call Number: REF 911.6 K19h
ISBN: 0028625803
Publication Date: 1998
From the first humans to the ancient kingdoms, the spread of Islam, and the emergence of the new South Africa, "The History Atlas of Africa" covers the entire history of the Dark Continent.

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The following articles can be looked up in the Proquest Historical Newspapers database, accessible on campus or with password from librarian:

  • Light in the Dark Continent.  Los Angeles Times (1886-1922); a Special Contributor; Oct 2, 1898; p. 4; 2 Pages   Illustrates some of the perspectives and biases of the West at the time of the colonization of Africa.  
  • In Foreign Lands.  New York Times (1857-1922); Dec 19, 1898; p. 7; 1 Page. This article announces the creation of a new country, to be called Nigeria. 

This is an interview with Chinua Achebe in 2000 on the Atlantic magazine web site:

  • Bacon, Katie. "An African Voice." The Atlantic Online. The Atlantic Monthly Group, 2 Aug. 2000. Web. 27 Dec. 2012.  

The following books can be found on the Web using Google Scholar:

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