|1999/244 pages/LC: 98-49639|
Choice Outstanding Academic Book!This award-winning book presents a wealth of ideas for teaching African studies in a variety of disciplines.
The authors present a wide range of approaches: from preparing African cuisines as a way to understand people-environment relations, to using the Internet to develop a virtual art history exhibit; from viewing an African film or assigning a novel to broaden students' grasp of social contexts, to challenging students to draft their own development projects in order to better appreciate village-level society and economy. Six chapters are devoted to ways of handling such particularly sensitive subjects as ethnicity in Africa, the slave trade, AIDS, and female genital mutilation.
Each chapter includes topics that enlivened class discussion and a list of the supplementary readings that were assigned.