Contemporary Ethnopolitics in Sub-Saharan Africa
The purpose of this guide is to help you find academic sources of information to supplement your course readings and help you complete your assignments.
For your proposal and essay you must find at least 7 references, up to 4 of which can be from your readings. The following pages will help you locate reliable sources of information on "ethnic identity" for your selected sub-Saharan country.
1. Background information for your "case study":
Search these resources to find background information on African countries, including the ethnic groups within them. These can then be used as search terms for books and articles on your research topic.
- CIA World Factbook
- e-HRAF World Cultures
- Films on Demand (Collection of streaming educational videos that cover a wide spectrum of disciplines. Contains both clips and full-length videos.)
- AfricaMap (online map based on the Harvard University Geospatial Infrastructure (HUG) platform)
2. Background information on African boundaries and ethnic conflict:
- Borders, nationalism, and the African state (2005); print only
- African boundaries: a legal and diplomatic encyclopedia (1979); print only
- The Routhledge Handbook of Ethnic Conflict (2016)
- Africa since independence: a comparative history (2nd ed.) (2012); print only
- United Nations geoschema for Africa (subregions in Africa used by the UN); Wikipedia
3. Annotated bibliography
You must create an annotated bibliography for your proposal. There is a help guide on writing annotated bibliographies which can be accessed from the right navigation on this page. Also try:
- Annotated bibliographies (OWL, Purdue University)
- How to Write an Annotated Bibliography (University of Maryland)
- Writing an annotated bibliography (University of Toronto)