Announcing the Publication of African Families at the Turn of the 21st Century (Praeger Publishers, 2006)
African Families at the Turn of the 21st Century (Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2006; 318 pages, map) examines family dynamics from a historical perspective providing critical analysis on the interplay of indigenous, Arabic/Islamic, and European/Christian cultures on African families. The juxtaposition of these three cultures provides the background to understand the role of modernization, urbanization, and migration in the transformation of families in Africa. Unlike several of the books on the market, this publication includes selections on family processes from English speaking as well as Francophone Africa and Islamic North Africa. Without a doubt, this new book is a significant addition to the limited scholarship on the centrality of Africa in the global war on terrorism, religious fundamentalism, poverty, drugs, illegal immigration, racial/ethnic conflicts, and infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS.
Yaw Oheneba-Sakyi, Ph.D.
Professor, Africana Studies
Coordinator, Africana & American Indian Studies
California State University, Fresno
2225 East San Ramon Avenue, M/S SB 69
Fresno, CA 93740
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