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A History of Modern Africa

(Wednesday, December 31, 2008) Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A History of Modern Africa recounts the full breadth of historical events that have shaped the last two centuries of the African continent.
-Stresses the diversity of Africa’s rich variety of people, societies, cultures and religious beliefs
-Provides a thought-provoking and illuminating journey through the slave trade and colonization to the rise of Islam, struggles for independence, and beyond
-Puts the colonial era into proper perspective in relation to events that occurred before it and since

African History: A Very Short Introduction

(Sunday, January 1, 2006) Sunday, January 1, 2006

This Very Short Introduction looks at Africa's past and reflects on the changing ways it has been imagined and represented, both in Africa and beyond. The author illustrates important aspects of Africa's history with a range of fascinating historical examples, drawn from over 5 millennia across this vast continent. The multitude of topics that the reader will learn about in this succinct work include the unity and diversity of African cultures, slavery, religion, colonial conquest, the diaspora, and the importance of history in understanding contemporary Africa.

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