Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology

, Volume 23, Issue 2, pp 199–209 | Cite as

Aging in Africa: A Critical Review

  • Sinfree Makoni
Original Article


My goal in this article is to analyze gerontological discourses in Africa using articles in this collection as a spring board. The broad intention is to explore the possible areas of intersection between research in African aging and other social science disciplines such as history, politics and linguistics as a way of demonstrating how gerontology may contribute to scholarship in other disciplines.


Linguistics Aging Africa 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Applied Linguistics and African and African American Studies, College of the Liberal ArtsPenn State UniversityState CollegeUSA

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