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Great Kingdoms of Africa


Great Kingdoms of Africa acknowledges African oral recorded history and new archaeological discoveries of African civilization. The vast wealth, political empires, and trade routes shaped the origin, culture, religion, and landscapes of Africa before the invasion of the Western world. The book is a rediscovery of Africa!” - Sarah \ Sales Associate

A groundbreaking, sweeping overview of the great kingdoms in African history and their legacies, written by world-leading experts. This is the first book for nonspecialists to explore the great precolonial kingdoms of Africa that have been marginalized throughout history. Great Kingdoms of Africa aims to decenter European colonialism and slavery as the major themes of African history and instead explore the kingdoms, dynasties, and city-states that have shaped cultures across the African continent. Hardcover, 336 pages.

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