Africa: A History by Alvin M. Josephy

By Alvin M. Josephy

so much folks nonetheless be aware of much less approximately Africa's prior and peoples than we do in regards to the continent's wild animals. And what we do comprehend is coloured via romance - safaris and treks and camel caravans, Solomon's mine and Tutankhamun's curse, the shorelines of Tripoli and the snows of Kilimanjaro.

Yet the ancestor of all humankind can have lived in Africa. The world's longest-lived, literate civilization was once African.

Through the a long time, nice civilizations rose and fell in what used to be known as "darkest" Africa, abandoning mysterious fortresses and opulent artwork. Christianity and Islam battled age-old ideals - and every different. investors on camels have been via explorers in caravels and by way of a scourge of invaders, hungry for ivory and diamonds and the "black gold" of slavery. in precisely the final part century, independence has swept away the previous maps and colonial how you can jar the stability of the world.

Here is Africa's story.

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