By Alvin M. Josephy
Yet the ancestor of all humankind could 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 used to be referred to as "darkest" Africa, forsaking mysterious fortresses and luxurious paintings. Christianity and Islam battled age-old ideals - and every different. investors on camels have been by way of explorers in caravels and by means of an epidemic 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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