By Gordon Kerr
A comprehensive advent to the sprawling heritage of this huge, immense continent, from the sunrise of human time in prehistoric Africa during to Arab Spring
Beginning with the origins of the human race and the improvement of stone age know-how, this background of the cradle of civilization strikes via old and medieval instances, the importance of the Arab presence, the Muslim states, and the trans-Saharan trade. It maintains with the increase and fall of kingdom states and kingdoms ahead of the coming of Europeans, Ghana, the Kingdoms of the woodland and Savanna, Yoruba, Oyo, Benin, Asante, Luba, Lunda, Lozil, and so on, directly to the start of the slave exchange, and the eu conquest and colonization of sub-Saharan Africa, the "Scramble for Africa." eventually relocating onto the customarily sour struggles for independence from that interval of colonization and exploitation, it concludes with an evaluate of Africa within the twenty first century.
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