AFRICA by Sanford Ungar, New York: Simon & Schuster, First published in 1978, Updated through 1984
Good, scholarly research on history and politics that is easy to read. Short on first-hand anecdotes.
AFRICA SOUTH OF THE SAHARA, 1990 Europa Publications Ltd., UK; also available through Gale Research Inc., Detroit.
Detailed historical, economic, and political coverage of each country below the Sahara. Updated yearly.
THE GREENING OF AFRICA: BREAKING THROUGH IN THE BATTLE FOR LAND AND FOOD by Paul Harrison, New York: Penguin Books, 1987
Detailed highlights of successful environmental protection projects, including soil erosion control methods. Concentrates on grass-roots projects. Also analyzes causes of economic and environmental problems, including food shortages, and suggests solutions.
AFRICA ADORNED by Angela Fisher, Collins Harvill: 8 Grafton St., London, W1, England. 1987
Mostly photos of jewelry and crafts by African men and women. Large format (14 in. by 10 1/2 in.), 457 illustrations, 414 of them in full color. Displays diversity of African culture and dress today.
VANISHING AFRICA by Mirella Ricciardi, Collins Harvill (see above) First published 1971, republished by facsimile offset, 1984
Another large-format book (14 in. by 10 1/2 in.), some text. Classic, black-and-white photo study of traditional customs and dress in East Africa.