An African Biographical Dictionary, 1st Edition

  • Norbert C. Brockman
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  • ISBN-10: 1592372295
  • ISBN-13: 9781592372294
  • DDC: 920.06
  • Grade Level Range: 11th Grade - College Senior
  • 600 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released July 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006

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Overview

This landmark second edition is the only biographical dictionary to bring together, in one volume, cultural, social and political leaders -- both historical and contemporary -- of the sub-Saharan region.

More than 800 biographical sketches of prominent Africans, as well as foreigners who have affected the continent's history, are featured, 150 more than the previous edition. The wide spectrum of leaders includes religious figures, writers, politicians, scientists, entertainers, sports personalities and more.

Access to these fascinating individuals is provided in a user-friendly format. The biographies are arranged alphabetically, cross-referenced and indexed. Entries include the country or countries in which the person was significant and the commonly accepted dates of birth and death. Each biographical sketch is chronologically written; entries for cultural personalities add an evaluation of their work. This information is followed by a selection of references often found in university and public libraries, including autobiographies and principal biographical works.

Appendixes list each individual by country and by field of accomplishment -- rulers, musicians, explorers, missionaries, businessmen, physicists -- nearly thirty categories in all. Another convenient appendix lists heads of state since independence by country.

Up-to-date and representative of African societies as a whole, An African Biographical Dictionary provides a wealth of vital information for students of African culture and is an indispensable reference guide for anyone interested in African affairs.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Preface.
1: Abacha, Sani.
2: Abboud, Ibrahim.
3: Abdallah Abderrahman, Ahmed.
4: Abdallah Ibn Yasin As-Djazuli.
5: Abdi Arush, Starlin.
6: Abdullah, Muhammed Said.
7: Abdullahi Ibn Mohammad.
8: Abdulmajid, Iman.
9: Abiodun.
10: Abiodun, Adigun Ade.
11: Abiodun, Philip Olayele.
12: Abiola, Moshood.
13: Abrahams, Peter Henri.
14: Abubakar III, Siddiq.
15: Abungu, George Henry Okello.
16: Acheampong, Ignatius Kutu.
17: Achebe, (Albert) Chinua(lumogu).
18: Ackerman, Raymond.
19: Acquah, Kobena Eyi.
20: Adé, Sunny Adeniyi.
21: Adedeji, Clement Raphael Adebayo.
22: Adu, Amishadai Larson.
23: Afonso I.
24: Afrikaner, Jan Jonker.
25: Aggrey, James Emman Kwegyir.
26: Aggrey, John.
27: Agonglo.
28: Ahidjo, Ahmadou.
29: Ahmad Ibn Ibrahim al-Ghazi.
30: Ahomadégbé-Tometin, Justin.
31: Aidid, Mohammed Farah.
32: Aidoo, Ama Ata.
33: Ajuoga, Abednego Matthew.
34: Akinola, Peter Jasper.
35: Aklilu Lemma.
36: Akitoye, Ologun.
37: Akuffo, Frederick.
38: Alali.
39: ‘Ali Gaji Ibn Dunama.
40: ‘Ali, Sunni.
41: Alibhai-Brown, Yasmin Damji.
42: Allotey, Francis Kofi Ampenyin.
43: Alo, Babajide.
44: Alvere I.
45: Amadou Ibn ‘Umar Tall.
46: Amin Dada, Idi.
47: Amin, Mohamed “Mo”.
48: Amo Afer, Anton-Wilhelm.
49: Ampadu, Kwame.
50: Anderson, Benjamin Joseph Knight.
51: Aneke, Nwagu.
52: Ankrah, Joseph Arthur.
53: Anquandah, James Robert.
54: Annan, Kofi Atta.
55: Anyaoku, Eleazar Chukwuemeka (Emeka).
56: Anyiwo, Clement.
57: Apithy, Sourou Migan.
58: Appiah, Kwame Anthony.
59: D’Arboussier, Gabriel.
60: Archinard, Louis.
61: Areogun of Osi-Ilorin.
62: Arinze, Francis.
63: Ashmun, Jehudi.
64: Asokhia, Michael Babatunde.
65: Attahiru Amadu.
66: Awolowo, Obafemi.
67: Awoonor, Kofi Nyidevu George.
68: Ayensu, Edward.
69: Azikiwe, Benjamin Nnamdi.
70: Bâ, Mariama.
71: Baba Ahmed, Nafiu.
72: Babalola, Joseph Ayodele.
73: Babangida, Ibrahim Gbadamosi.
74: Baden-Powell, Robert.
75: Bagaaya, Elizabeth.
76: Bagaza, Jean-Baptiste.
77: Bai Bureh.
78: Baikie, William Balfour.
79: Bakary, Djibo.
80: Baker, Samuel White.
81: Bakhita, Josephine.
82: Balewa, Abubakar Tafawa.
83: Ballinger, Margaret Hodgson.
84: Bamba, Amadou.
85: Bambatha.
86: Banana, Canaan Sodindo.
87: Banda, Hastings Kamuzu.
88: Bandele, “George”.
89: Banny, Charles Konan.
90: Barends, Barend.
91: Barghash Ibn Said.
92: Barkly, Henry.
93: Barnard, Christiaan Neethling.
94: Barnato, Barnett Isaacs.
95: Bashir, Omar Hassan.
96: Basilios.
97: Bathoen I.
98: Battuta, Ibn.
99: Behanzin.
100: Beit, Alfred.
101: Bekele, Kenenisa.
102: Bell, Rudolf Douala Manga.
103: Bello, Ahmadu.
104: Bello, Muhammad.
105: Bemba, Jean-Pierre.
106: Bester, Willie.
107: Beti, Mongo.
108: Beyala, Calixthe.
109: Bhimji, Zarina.
110: Bhunu.
111: Bikila, Abebe.
112: Biko, Steve.
113: Binaisa, Godfrey Lukongwa.
114: Binger, Louis Gustave.
115: Biya, Paul.
116: Blaize, Richard Beale.
117: Blixen, Karen.
118: Blyden, Edward Wilmot.
119: Boesak, Allan Aubrey.
120: Boganda, Barthélemy.
121: Boghossian, Skunder.
122: Boilat, Pierre.
123: Bokassa, Jean Bedel.
124: Bongo, Omar Ondimba (Albert-Bernard Bongo).
125: Bono (Paul Hewson).
126: Botha, Louis.
127: Botha, Pieter Willem “P. W.”.
128: Botha, Roelof Frederick “Pik”.
129: Braide, Garrick Sokari Marian.
130: Brand, Johannes Henricus.
131: Brazza, Pierre Savorgnan de.
132: Brew, James Hutton.
133: Breytenbach, Breyten.
134: Brink, André Philippus.
135: Brutus, Dennis.
136: Bryant, Gyude.
137: Bucknor, Jude Kofi.
138: Budd, Zola (Zola Pieterse).
139: Buhari, Muhammadu.
140: Bundu, Abbas(s).
141: Bunting, Sidney Percival.
142: Burton, Richard Francis.
143: Busia, Kofi Abrefa.
144: Buthelezi, Mangosuthu Gatsha.
145: Buyoya, Pierre.
146: Cabral, Amílcar Lopes.
147: Cabral, Luís de Almeida.
148: Camara Laye.
149: Cameron, Donald Charles.
150: Carey, Lott.
151: Carroll, Kevin, SMA.
152: Casely-Hayford, Adelaide Smith.
153: Casely-Hayford, Joseph Ephraim.
154: Cassiem, Achmad.
155: Cavally, Jeanne de (Jeanne Goba).
156: Cetshwayo KaMpande.
157: Chaka Chaka, Yvonne.
158: Chandria, Manilal Premchand (Manu).
159: Chaskalson, Arthur.
160: Chavunduka, Mark Gova.
161: Cheikh, Said Mohammed.
162: Chepchumba, Joyce.
163: Cherono, Stephen (Saïf Saeed Shaheen).
164: Chidzero, Bernard Thomas Gibson.
165: Chiepe, Gaositwe Keagakwa Tibe.
166: Chikane, Frank.
167: Chilembwe, John.
168: Chiluba, Frederick.
169: Chipembere, Henry Masauko Blasius.
170: Chirwa, Orton Ching’oli.
171: Chirwa, Vera.
172: Chissano, Joaquim.
173: Cinque, Joseph (Sengbe Pieh).
174: Clark, John Pepper-Bekederemo.
175: Coetzee, John M..
176: Coghlan, Charles Patrick John.
177: Coillard, François.
178: Compaoré, Blaise.
179: Conté, Lansana.
180: Cronje, Wessek Johannes “Hansi”.
181: Crowther, Samwel Ajayi.
182: Dacko, David.
183: Da Costa, Manuel Pinto.
184: Daddah, Moktar Ould.
185: Dadié, Bernard Binlin.
186: Dangarembga, TsiTsi.
187: Danquah, Joseph Kwame Kyeretwi Boakye.
188: Dawud.
189: Déby Itno, Idriss.
190: De Jong, Dennis Harold.
191: De Klerk, Frederik Willem.
192: Delamere, Hugh Cholmondeley.
193: Denard, Bob.
194: Dhlakama, Afonso.