By Gordon Kerr
A comprehensive creation to the sprawling historical past of this huge, immense continent, from the sunrise of human time in prehistoric Africa all the way through to Arab Spring
Beginning with the origins of the human race and the advance of stone age expertise, this historical past 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 keeps with the increase and fall of state states and kingdoms ahead of the coming of Europeans, Ghana, the Kingdoms of the wooded area and Savanna, Yoruba, Oyo, Benin, Asante, Luba, Lunda, Lozil, etc, 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 usually 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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A Short History of Africa: From the Origins of the Human Race to the Arab Spring by Gordon Kerr