Teen Life in Africa

Teen Life in Africa

by Toyin Falola (Editor)


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Thanks to its population growth rate, Africa has one of the highest numbers of teenagers in the world. Africa is a vast continent with 52 countries, thousands of languages and peoples, numerous religions, and a diverse landscape, but the teen life—covered here in 15 representative countries—still has basic commonalities. African teens can go to school, tend animal herds, serve as farm help, or learn a trade; they belong to large family networks and participate in communal activities; they enjoy sports and hanging out with friends; and they mix modern and Western influences, such as fashion, with more traditional values. This book explores the lives, cultures, and opportunities of African teens, offering students and general readers a substantial understanding of this important group.


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ISBN-13: 9780313321948
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/30/2004
Series: Teen Life around the World
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.81(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

TOYIN FALOLA is the Frances Higginbothom Nalle Centennial Professor in History at the University of Texas, Austin.

Table of Contents



Algeria by Ann Cooper

Cameroon by John Mukum Mbaku and Nicodemus Fru Awasom

Egypt by Ann Genovase

Ethiopia by Edmund Abaka

Ghana by Kwabena O. Akurang-Parry and Dorothy A. Akurang-Parry

Kenya by Christian Jennings

Libya by Edmund Abaka

Mozambique by Kristen Walles

Nigeria by Ikechukwu Enwemnwa

Senegal by Jacqueline Woodfork

Somalia by Mohamed Diriye Abdullahi

South Africa by Edmund Abaka

Uganda by George O. Ndege

Zambia by Priscilla Muntemba Taylor and Scott Taylor

Zimbabwe by Oyekan Owomoyela


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