Until recently, Africa was considered by many as a land without writing, where all information about the past was transmitted orally and griots sung praises of ancient kings, and that when a griot dies, “its like a library was burned down". But the discovery, translation and…
Towards an understanding of naturalist (realistic) art in the African context
On the history of a west-central African power in the early Atlantic world and the question of African agency.
On the enigma of Meroe
Mainstream discourses on African history have been shaped by frustrations; between its eurocentric foundations and afrocentric distractions, between…
"There are four great kingdoms in the world: Persia, Rome, Aksum and China; none surpasses them"
Explaining the relative political fragmentation of Africa on the eve of colonialism
The origin of the positive descriptions of Kush and "Black African" people in classical literature
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