By Alvin M. Josephy

ISBN-10: 1542437873

ISBN-13: 9781542437875

such a lot people nonetheless understand much less approximately Africa's earlier and peoples than we do concerning the continent's wild animals. And what we do be aware of is coloured through romance - safaris and treks and camel caravans, Solomon's mine and Tutankhamun's curse, the beaches 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 used to be African.

Through the a while, nice civilizations rose and fell in what was referred to as "darkest" Africa, forsaking mysterious fortresses and luxurious paintings. Christianity and Islam battled age-old ideals - and every different. investors on camels have been by means of explorers in caravels and by means of an outbreak of invaders, hungry for ivory and diamonds and the "black gold" of slavery. in precisely the final part century, independence has swept away the outdated maps and colonial how you can jar the stability of the world.

Here is Africa's story.

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