Dictionary of African Biography

Dictionary of African Biography

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From the Pharaohs to Fanon, Dictionary of African Biography provides a comprehensive overview of the lives of the men and women who shaped Africa's history. Unprecedented in scale, DAB covers the whole continent from Tunisia to South Africa, from Sierra Leone to Somalia. It also encompasses the full scope of history from Queen Hatsheput of Egypt (1490-1468 BC) and Hannibal, the military commander and strategist of Carthage (243-183 BC), to Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana (1909-1972), Miriam Makeba and Nelson Mandela of South Africa (1918 -).At age seventeen, in an arranged marriage, she became the wife of Douglas Acholonu, a sur- geon then living in Germany, ... Upon returning to Nigeria in 1980, she accepted a teaching appointment at Alvan Ikoku College of Education in Owerri. ... In addition to teaching, Acholonu began writing poetry and critical essays which she presented at conferences throughout Nigeria and outside Nigeria.

Title:Dictionary of African Biography
Author:Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Professor Emmanuel Akyeampong, Mr. Steven J. Niven
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 2012-02-02


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