Dictionary of African historical biography.

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Mark R. Lipschutz lived for three years in West Africa, earned a Ph.D. in African History at the University of California, Los Angeles, and is currently assistant director for physical planning at UCLA.R. Kent Rasmussen has traveled extensively in East and Southern Africa and written books on Africa.

He earned a Ph.D. in History at UCLA, where he is an editor for the Marcus Garvey Papers Cited by: The acclaimed Dictionary of African Historical Biography, the only single-volume biographical work on Sub-Saharan African history, has been expanded and updated to include entries on over eight hundred people important in Sub-Saharan African history up to The acclaimed Dictionary of African Historical Biography, the only single-volume biographical work on Sub-Saharan African history.

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