Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Library of Congress Classification
Books about Africa are located in the stacks under DT. For details about specific call numbers (sub-classified by subjects, collections, related topics, etc.) see the document below.
Library of Congress Classification for DT
When in the Library classification for DT, click on DT to break down Africa by country.
Books about Africa
Warner has some great reference books on Africa! You can find them on the Main Level of the library. To find further resources, try searching the library's catalog.
Africana : the encyclopedia of the African and African American experience by
Call Number: REF DT14 .A37435 2005
Africana covers subjects ranging from affirmative action to zydeco and span over four million years. With entries ranging from the African ethnic groups to members of the Congressional Black Caucus, Africana, Second Edition, conveys the history and scope of cultural expression of people of African descent with depth (Amazon).
An African biographical dictionary by
Call Number: REF DT18 .B76 2006
Coverage is both historical and contemporary. Includes nations south of the Sahara and Indian Ocean island states. Covers political leaders, artists, businesspeople, religious leaders, scientists, and athletes. Several color maps show current national boundaries as well as colonial boundaries and original kingdoms (Booklist).
Encyclopedia of African history by
Call Number: REF DT20 .E53 2005
The Encyclopedia of African History is an A-Z reference resource on the history of the entire African continent. Has entries ranging from the earliest evolution of human beings in Africa to the beginning of the twenty-first century. Also includes 99 maps (Amazon).
African folklore: an encyclopedia by
Call Number: REF GR350 .A33 2004
African Folklore recognizes "significant historical and cultural experiences" shared among the wide variety of African cultures, including the diaspora. Sample topics include Dreams, Films on African folklore, Metallurgy and folklore, and articles on oral communication types like jokes, riddles, tongue twisters, call-and-response, songs, theater, and more (Booklist).
A History of theatre in Africa by
Call Number: PN2969 .H57 2004
This history of theater in Africa offers a comprehensive account of a long and varied chronicle. The coverage is geographically broad and includes an examination of the concepts of "history" and "theater" in Africa; North Africa; Francophone theatre; Anglophone West Africa; East Africa; Southern Africa; Lusophone African theatre; Mauritius and Reunion; as well as the African diaspora (Amazon).
E-Book Access Points
Click on the image above to go to all E-book databases. You can then click on individual E-book database to search for electronic books.