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African History For Beginners
explores the rich history of this continent of contrasts. Discover the glory of the Pharaohs and Towers of Zimbabwe, the cosmology of the Yoruba, the courage of the Masai and the golden wonders of Mali, the art treasures of the Bushongo and the sophistication of the Egyptians. It is a unique documentary portrait of the Africans' struggle to preserve their cultural heritage and homeland.
Recent archeological discoveries indicate that Africa was the birth place of humankind. Over the ages, the riches and wonders of Africa have attracted the world. Yet the Africans themselves often remained unknown or misunderstood. Here is a book to set the historical record straight.
Archaeological discoveries indicate that Africa was the birthplace of humankind. African History For Beginners provides striking visuals and fascinating text which bring to life this continent of riches and wonders, and also of people often unknown or misunderstood. Explore the rich history of the continent of contrasts. Discover the glory of the Pharaohs, the Towers of Zimbabwe, the cosmology of the Yoruba, and the courage of the Masai. The plight of the African nations has gained the worlds attention, yet the African culture is usually overlooked. African History For Beginners is a unique documentary portrait of the Africans struggle to preserve their cultural heritage and homeland.
About the Author
Herb Boyd is an awarding winning author and journalist and has published 22 books and countless articles for national magazines and newspapers. Brotherman:The Odyssey of Black Men in America: An Anthology (One World/Ballantine, 1995), co-edited with Robert Allen of the Black Scholar journal, won the American Book Award for nonfiction. In 1999, Boyd won three first place awards from the New York Association of Black Journalists for his articles published in the Amsterdam News. Among his most popular books are Black Panthers for Beginners (Writers & Readers, 1995); Autobiography of a People: Three Centuries of African American History Told By Those Who Lived It (Doubleday, 2000); Race and Resistance: African Americans in the 21st Century (South End Press, 2002); The Harlem Reader (Crown Publishers, 2003); We Shall Overcome: A History of the Civil Rights Movement (Sourcebooks, 2004); and Pound for Pound: The Life and Times of Sugar Ray Robinson (Amistad, 2005).