Dictionary of African Biography

Ed. by Emmanuel K. Akyeampong and Henry Louis Gates Jr. 6v. 2011. 3,300p. illus. Oxford, $995 (9780195382075).


This huge undertaking contains more than 2,100 entries covering all periods of African history, from the first humans through the twenty-first century, and all regions of the continent. (Top of the List winner—Reference Source.)




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Booklist Editors' Choice: Reference Sources
Titles were reviewed in RBB from February 2006 through January 2007. All the titles are intended for a general readership at the high-school level and up. For our pick of the crop for students, see “Twenty Best Bets for Student Researchers” in the September 1 issue.
2012 - Selection(s)