At a glance:
- Author: John Reader
- First Published: 1997
- Type of Work: History
- Time of Work: Antiquity to the present
- Setting: Africa
- Genres: Nonfiction, History
- Subjects: History, Africa or Africans, Colonialism, Slavery or slaves, Agriculture, Anthropology or anthropologists, Ecology, Geography
- Locales: Africa
Although Africa: A Biography of the Continent is, at its core, a history of Africa, readers need go no further than its title to sense it is something a bit more than a mere history. Otherwise, why does author John Reader call it “A Biography of the Continent”? Human beings, as we have been trained to think, have “biographies,” while places have “histories.” Fortunately, Reader’s preface is quick to define his terms:
As a “biography” of the continent, this book presents Africa as a dynamic and exceptionally fecund entity, where the evolution of...
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