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A History of Africa

On sale

22nd February 2024

Price: £13.99

Selected:  Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781445187334

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A History of Africa takes an in-depth look at the rich and fascinating, but often unreported, history of the African continent through the ages.

From prehistoric Africa, through ancient Egypt to the African kingdoms, the slave trade, colonialism and countries’ struggles for independence, right up to the modern-day continent, this book celebrates this vast continent and its people. The text is supported by strong, striking images and will include a section on teaching Black history.

Aimed at readers aged 9 and up.

The author, Robin Walker, is one of the world’s leading authorities on African history. Published in 2006, his book When We Ruled isthe most advanced historical synthesis on the history of Africa and its people’, and has established Robin as the leading authority on the topic in the English-speaking world. Robin is also the author of the prize-winning Black History Matters.

Contents:
African history
From prehistory to kingdoms.
Ancient Egypt
Egypt invaded
Kush
Ethiopia
In focus: Famous African rulers
West African empires
The Nigeria region
Great Zimbabwe and Munhumutapa
In focus: Treasures of Africa
The enslaved
Resistance
In focus: African religions
Colonialism
Independence for Africa
In focus: African culture abroad
After independence
Africa today – challenges
Africa today – successes
Teaching African history
Timeline, glossary and further information
Index

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