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Resource Guide:
Sub-Saharan African Cultures

Selected Call Numbers

Call numbers are the shelving locations for each item. Browsing in the following areas of the library will help you find materials for your topic.

Topic Call Number
Central Sub-Saharan AfricaDT 348-363
Eastern AfricaDT 365-469
West AfricaDT 671-740
Southern AfricaDT 727-3415
African Literature (in English)PR 9340-9408

Selected Subject Headings

Subject headings are selected terms to represent a topic. Searching subject headings in the library catalog will bring the most complete list of results. Below are some example subject headings. More subject headings can be located in the red books at the reference desk.

  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan—Civilization
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan—Economic conditions
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan—Foreign relations
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan—Politics & government
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan—Social conditions
  • Africa, Central
  • Africa, East
  • Africa, Eastern
  • Africa, Religion
  • Afrocentrism
  • Arts, African
  • Mythology, Sub-Saharan African
  • Hausa (African people)
  • Igbo (African people)
  • Maasai (African people)
  • Zulu (African people)

Selected Materials at the Von Canon Library

Below are some selected materials in the library with their shelving locations. Browsing in the listed areas of the library will help you find more materials for your topic.

Title Call Number
The African Trilogy: Things Fall Apart; Arrow of God; No Longer at EasePR 9387.9 .A3 A6 2010
The River BetweenPR 9381.9 .N45 R5 2015
My First Coup d’EtatDT 512.3 .M35 A3 2012
The House at Sugar BeachDT 636.53 .C66 A3 2012
Schooling, Society and Inclusive Education: An Afrocentric PerspectiveLC 1203 .A35 S36 2014
Democratization in AfricaJQ 1879 .A1 D465 2010
The Dance, Art, and Ritual of AfricaGV 1705 .H8313
Christianity in Sub-Saharan Africa in the 21st Century: Post-Millenium Development GoalseBook 2017
Democracy and the Rise of Women’s Movements in Sub-Saharan AfricaeBook 2008
Being Maasai: Ethnicity and Identity in East AfricaeBook 1993

Selected Research Databases

Selected Journals and Magazines

The following journals supply articles to the library’s databases. YOu can see if a specific journal supplies articles to our databases by searching the journal title on the library journal page.

  • Journal of Southern African Studies
  • Southern African Humanities
  • African Studies
  • Journal of Contemporary African Studies
  • Critical African Studies
  • Journal of World History
  • Journal of Africa Cultural Studies
  • African Languages and Cultures
  • Matatu: Journal of African Culture and Society

Selected Websites and Digital Archives

The following websites are librarian-evaluated to provide trustworthy information for your topic. They include digitized collections connected to your topic.