Fresh Africa material for teaching

Lozier, John Douglas (JLOZIER@WVNVM.WVNET.EDU)
Thu, 2 Nov 1995 10:05:38 -0500

Have you used or seen any fresh, new materials for teaching
Sub-Saharan Africa? Maybe a good book for text or supplement, or
a movie, or a World-wide Web page? Or, a discussion list?

I would like to connect my students, and myself, with current activities
including for example the work of NGO's, indigenous religious and political
movements, missionaries, etc.

I'm looking for encouraging stuff, to offset the generally dismal
story that comes out of Africa. It is easy enough to find "realistic"
stuff about genocide, kleptocracy, structural adjustment, etc. Especially
great would be sources dealing a little bit hopefully about this dismal

Does South Africa come to mind when you think of encouraging developments
in Africa? Why or why not? Can you suggest sources which would help us
(my students and me) to learn the important lessons of South Africa?

I hope this can be a thread for on-line discussion. Or, if you post stuff
privately to me, I will try to bring it all together and report to the list.

Best regards.
John Lozier, Ph. D.

Assistant Professor of Anthropology
California University of Pennsylvania
California, PA 15419

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