Africa: A History by Alvin M. Josephy PDF

By Alvin M. Josephy

ISBN-10: 1542437873

ISBN-13: 9781542437875

so much people nonetheless understand much less approximately Africa's previous 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 seashores of Tripoli and the snows of Kilimanjaro.

Yet the ancestor of all humankind could 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 was referred to as "darkest" Africa, abandoning mysterious fortresses and opulent paintings. Christianity and Islam battled age-old ideals - and every different. investors on camels have been by way of explorers in caravels and via a virulent disease of invaders, hungry for ivory and diamonds and the "black gold" of slavery. in exactly the final part century, independence has swept away the outdated maps and colonial how one can jar the stability of the world.

Here is Africa's story.

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