Sub-Saharan Africa: Culture, History and People


Series: African Studies
BISAC: SOC008010; HIS001040

Sub-Saharan Africa literally remains the “gift that keeps giving”. The more we know about this region of a rich and diverse continent, the less we realize that we actually knew. Thus, this book, Sub-Saharan Africa: Culture, History and People, is an effort to yet again revisit a region that we thought we knew. It is a culmination of eclectic research efforts, both conceptual and empirical, that focus on sub-Saharan Africa from scholars around the world. The book serves as useful compendium to those who already study the field and as an indispensable handbook to beginners who wish study the region.

Table of Contents



List of Contributors

Chapter 1. Three decades of Research on Women Entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Literature Review
(P. Sergius Koku and Mae Chepkoech – Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, US, et al.)

Chapter 2. Understanding the Importance and Relevance of Harmony in Africa and the Caribbean Diaspora
(Akhentoolove Corbin – University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados)

Chapter 3. Motherhood and Chieftaincy Politics in Ghana: A Case Study of King Frederick Kwasi Akuffo and Madam Akua Oye, 1895-1920s.
(Ebenezer Ayesu – Heritage Christian College, Afiaman, Accra, Ghana)

Chapter 4. Emergence and Growth of Keta Emporium, 1510-1750
(Philip Atsu Afeadie – Department of History, University of Ghana, Legon-Accra, Ghana)

Chapter 5. The Impact of Growth and Distribution on Poverty: Recent Evidence for Sub-Saharan Africa
(Fabio Clementi and Michele Fabiani – Department of Political Science, Communication and International Relations, University of Macerata, Macerata, Italy)

Chapter 6. National Innovation Systems and Inclusive Innovation Policies: State of Play in Sub-Saharan Africa
(Vanessa Casadella and Sofiane Tahi – University of Picardie Jules Verne, LEFMI, Research Network of Innovation, Amiens, France)

Chapter 7. Correlates of Risky Sex among Persons Aware of their HIV Status: Evidence from the 2014 Ghana Demographic and Health Survey.
(Emmanuel F. Koku – Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Graduate Programs in Communication, Culture and Media, Drexel University, Room 288, Philadelphia, PA, USA)

Chapter 8. A Historical Survey of the Socio-Political Positioning of Women in the Kasena-Nankana Culture
(Joseph Aketema & Ebenezer Ayesu – Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana, et al.)

Chapter 9. African Women and Culture
(Joseph Aketema, E. Ayesu, Juliet Oppong-Boateng, and K. Adum Kyereme – Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana, et al.)

Chapter 10. Africa’s Performance in Leaving no Child Behind in Poverty
(Rose Ingutia, Anthony N. Rezitis, and John Sumelius – Department of Economics and Management, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, et al.)

Chapter 11. Asafo in Historiographical Context and the 1930 Apam Riots
(Stephen Baidoo, Ebenezer Ayesu and Juliet Oppong-Boateng – Department of History, University of Ghana, Legon, et al.)

Chapter 12. Culture and Business in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Outlook on Kenya
(Diane Uyoga – Department of Marketing and Logistics, Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya)

Chapter 13. Entrepreneurs Amongst Sub-Saharan Africans in Songhai Empire
(P. Sergius Koku – College of Business, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, US)


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