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By Alvin M. Josephy

such a lot people nonetheless understand much less approximately Africa's earlier and peoples than we do in regards to the continent's wild animals. And what we do be aware of is coloured by means of romance - safaris and treks and camel caravans, Solomon's mine and Tutankhamun's curse, the shorelines of Tripoli and the snows of Kilimanjaro.

Yet the ancestor of all humankind can have lived in Africa. The world's longest-lived, literate civilization used to be African.

Through the a long time, nice civilizations rose and fell in what was referred to as "darkest" Africa, forsaking mysterious fortresses and opulent artwork. Christianity and Islam battled age-old ideals - and every different. investors on camels have been through explorers in caravels and through a virulent disease of invaders, hungry for ivory and diamonds and the "black gold" of slavery. in precisely the final part century, independence has swept away the previous maps and colonial how one can jar the stability of the world.

Here is Africa's story.

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