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By Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong

There has lengthy been a necessity for a brand new textbook on West Africa’s heritage. In Themes in West Africa’s History, editor Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong and his participants meet this desire, analyzing key subject matters in West Africa's prehistory to the current throughout the lenses in their diverse disciplines.

The contents of the booklet contain an creation and 13 chapters divided into 3 elements. each one bankruptcy presents an summary of present literature on significant themes, in addition to a quick record of prompt analyzing, and breaks new floor in the course of the incorporation of unique learn. the 1st a part of the publication examines paths to a West African prior, together with views from archaeology, ecology and tradition, linguistics, and oral traditions. half probes setting, society, and organisation and historic switch via essays at the slave exchange, social inequality, non secular interplay, poverty, illness, and urbanization. half 3 sheds gentle on modern West Africa in exploring how fiscal and political advancements have formed spiritual expression and identification in major ways.

Themes in West Africa’s History represents a number highbrow perspectives and interpretations from best students on West Africa’s historical past. it's going to entice collage undergraduates, graduate scholars, and students within the means it attracts on diverse disciplines and services to compile key topics in West Africa's historical past, from prehistory to the present.

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