"This book is concerned with the story of Africa from antiquity to modern times, as told in the chronicles and records of chiefs and kings, travellers and merchant-adventures, poets and pirates and priests, soldiers and persons of learning.
Framed and introduced as a continuous narrative based on what was thought and written at the time, African Civilization Revisited is designed to illustrate the drama and variety, challenge and achievement of human kind in Africa's long history.
It is offered as a contribution tot he fuller understanding of Africa today, as well as a guide to the Africa of yesterday and of long ago." -from the Author's note
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
BASIL DAVIDSON is the dean of today's historians of Africa. Among his many books are The Fortunate Isles: A Study in African Transformation, African History, The African Genius, The Africa Awakening, and Black Star: The Life and Times of Kwame Nkrumah.