My Review of Africa: A History

Africa: A History

Africa: A History by Alvin M. Josephy

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


I was interested to read this book because I know so little of African history, and this was a good introduction to get an overview of that history. Each chapter is written by a different author, which is good for such an expansive topic since the authors each have their own area of expertise. The book starts in pre-history, looking at the archeological data for early humans settlements, and works through Egypt, Rome, the Arabs, and finally black Africa. It winds up in the colonialism of the nineteenth century and then the de-colonization movements of the twentieth century, finally ending around 1970.



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