Africa South of the Sahara (Modern World Cultures) by Joseph R. Oppong

By Joseph R. Oppong

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Grade 6-10-These obtainable titles are generously illustrated with colourful pictures, maps, and transparent charts, graphs, and different statistical info. they don't seem to be damaged right down to offer huge details on person countries, yet fairly speak about the areas as a complete. Oppong offers an in depth view of African geography, tradition, monetary status, and political background. The e-book concludes with a long time line and a further-reading record that's heavy on different titles by way of the writer. Phillips does a great task of organizing every one subject by means of offering transparent and defined details. The learn is definitely performed, and data and statistics are brand new. The time line starts off in 1,700,000 B.C. with the looks of Java guy and ends with the 2004 tsunami. worthwhile additions for study and basic interest.-Amanda Conover Le, St. Johns County Public Library process, Ponte Vedra seashore, FL

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The British quickly granted internal government, and, on March 6, 1957, independence finally arrived in Ghana. In his independence speech, Nkrumah noted amidst the celebrations, “At long last the battle has ended. And our country, Ghana, is free forever! . ” In other parts of the African world, the battle was far from ending. In fact, it had just begun. Kwame Nkrumah worked with leaders from these countries to secure independence in the rest of Africa. He held various conferences to mobilize the people towards African independence and unity.

Soon, the area of practice expands to cover a much larger area. Second, as people move to new places, they take their culture with them to the new place; they begin to build homes and establish farms just the way they did back home. Arab traders brought the Islamic religion and culture into the northern parts of West Africa. At first, it was mainly a religion of the rulers: The king of ancient Ghana and his court converted to Islam in the twelfth century. From there Islam, spread to other parts of West and East Africa and northern Sudan.

It kills up to one million children each year, and that figure has been increasing during recent years. Sleeping sickness, another devastating disease, is caused by the tsetse fly. It affects people and their livestock and 21 0699_ch02 22 6/4/05 7:50 AM Page 22 Africa South of the Sahara has hindered the growth of livestock herds where meat could provide the protein needed to balance protein-deficient diets. Tropical Savanna Sandwiched between the equatorial rain forests and the more poleward-located deserts is the tropical savanna—perhaps Africa’s best-known ecosystem.

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