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The Peopling of Africa: A Geographic Interpretation
Discovering the African past takes one on a journey back to the origins of humanity over four million years ago, which is where the author begins his account of the continent's peoples. He ends it at the onset of the colonial era in the late-19th century, noting that Africa and Africans deserve to be known on their own terms, and to achieve this goal we need to improve our ...more
Hardcover, 235 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