African History

Encyclopaedia Africana K February 14, 2021 AFRICAN KINGDOMS: KUSH. Rival to Egypt, the Nubian kingdom of Kush exuded power and gold

Adorned with tall, slender pyramids, the wealthy Nile city of Meroë was the seat of power of Kush, an ancient kingdom and rival to Egypt.

C Encyclopaedia Africana September 11, 2020 DR CHEIKH ANTA DIOP

Only by reexamining and restoring Africa’s distorted, maligned and obscured place in history could the physical and psychological shackles of colonialism be lifted from our Motherland and from African people dispersed globally.

D Encyclopaedia Africana September 5, 2020 DAVID OLUSOGA

My mission is to make history accessible and tell stories of the past across every medium. In genre terms, I am a historian of empire.

Encyclopaedia Africana T August 28, 2020 TIMBUKTU (MALI)

Brief synthesis Located at the gateway to the Sahara desert, within the confines of the fertile zone of the Sudan  and in an exceptionally  propitious site near to the river, Timbuktu is one of the cities of Africa whose name is the most heavily charged with history. Founded in the 5th century, the economic and …

D Encyclopaedia Africana August 28, 2020 OLD TOWNS OF DJENNE (MALI)

The property is an ensemble that over many years has symbolised the typical African city.

C Encyclopaedia Africana August 28, 2020 CHONGONI ROCK ART (MALAWI)

The rock art of the Chongoni sites records the cultural history and traditions of the peoples of the Malawi plateau: the transition from a foraging lifestyle to food production, the subsequent Ngoni invasion of the Chewa people, and the coming of the white man.

Encyclopaedia Africana H July 13, 2020 HISTORY

British Empire/colonialism is not something to be celebrated. It was built on dehumanising, enslaving, raping, buying and selling other people, maiming, ethnic cleansing, massacring, working people to death and stealing.

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