The Peopling of Africa: A Geographic Interpretation
Tracing the development of Africa's peoples from their origins over four million years ago to the onset of the colonial era in the late nineteenth century, James Newman discusses the roles played by language, technology, occupation, and religion in forming identities and how population distribution has been shaped by varying natural and human circumstances.A well-written a...more
Hardcover, 252 pages
Published May 24th 1995 by Yale University Press
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A great introductory book to understanding the geography and social regions of Africa. This book is introductory and I used it as such to start to learn a bit about a continent I knew almost nothing about. Newman swiftly describes each of the regions, their initial anthropolical history, some of the highlights about the rise of their agrigarian societies and major changes that adjusted the moving politic of the region. I appreciate that the history is more about what Africa was and less about wh...more