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Conté, Lansana
Dictionary of African Biography (2012)
  • Mohamed S. Camara, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

From the pharaohs to Frantz Fanon, Dictionary of African Biographyi provides a comprehensive overview of the lives of the men and women who shaped Africa’s history. Unprecedented in scale, DAB covers the whole continent from Tunisia to South Africa, from Sierra Leone to Somalia. It also encompasses the full scope of history from Queen Hatsheput of Egypt (1490–1468 BCE) and Hannibal, the military commander and strategist of Carthage (243–183 BCE), to Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana (1909–1972), Miriam Makeba, and Nelson Mandela of South Africa (b. 1918). Subjects are drawn from all walks of life, including philosophers, politicians, activists, entertainers, scholars, poets, scientists, religious figures, kings, and everyday people.

  • Lansana Conté,
  • Guinea,
  • Politics,
  • Government
Publication Date
Emmanuel K. Akyeampong and Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Oxford University Press
9780195382075 0195382072
Citation Information
Mohamed S. Camara. "Conté, Lansana" New YorkDictionary of African Biography Vol. 2 (2012)
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