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Africa and Transnational Organizations
Africa and transnational organizations
Angela M.GrayUniversity of Wisconsin–Oshkosh

Africa's size, diversity, and complexity present students and scholars of geography with both challenges and opportunities. The earth's second-largest landmass, the African continent had a human population of nearly one billion (speaking more than 2,000 languages) at the end of the first decade of the 21st century. There are ways in which such diversity and complexity can lead to rejection of the notion of a shared identity or, on the other hand, to gross simplifications of complex situations. Trying to hold together common geographical themes for a continent this vast with so many different and ancient human stories on it is as ambitious as expecting an “expert” geographer to have intimate knowledge of those 2,000 ...

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