2010 ed. Edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Kwame Anthony Appiah. This encyclopedia is comprised of entries focusing on African history and culture. The articles cover prominent individuals, events, trends, places, political movements, art forms, business and trade, religions, ethnic groups, organizations, and countries throughout Africa. In-depth articles examine contemporary nations of sub-Saharan Africa, ethnic groups from various regions of Africa, and European colonial powers. Two hundred illustrations and demographic sidebars further guide and inform research.