This classic work draws on the whole range of literature about Africa as well as evidence provided by archaeology, oral traditions, language relationships, and social institutions. It marshals the most authoritative views of African specialists into an absorbing narrative and puts forward original conclusions that take the study of Africa a stage further.
©1998 Roland Oliver and J. D. Fage; (P)1996 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
"Geoffrey Howard delivers a flawless narration, twisting his tongue around not only the native African words and places, but also the multitude of European languages. Howard's reading is slow enough for the listener to contemplate the issues and events, yet fluid enough to entice the listener to learn what happens next." (AudioFile)
"Well researched, well written, well presented...Howard's crisp English accent adds an air of importance to the text." (KLIATT)
The language of this text is quite out of date, actually referring to black people in Africa as "colored" - quite out of date for modern language, especially when other ethnic groups are identified by actual names instead of outdated language.
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