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The Epic of Askia Mohammed

Author : Nouhou Malio
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Askia Mohammed is the most famous leader in the history of the Songhay Empire, which reached its apogee during his reign in 1493-1528. Songhay, approximately halfway between the present-day cities of Timbuktu in Mali and Niamey in Niger, became a political force beginning in 1463, under the leadership of Sonni Ali Ber. By the time of his death in 1492, the foundation had been laid for the development under Askia Mohammed of a complex system of administration, a well-equipped army and navy, and a network of large government-owned farms. The present rendition of the epic was narrated by the griot (or jeseré) Nouhou Malio over two evenings in Saga, a small town on the Niger River, two miles downstream from Niamey. The text is a word-for-word translation from Nouhou Malio's oral performance.

AP World History Modern Premium

Author : John McCannon
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Barron’s AP World History: Modern Premium is fully revised to align with the College Board changes for the May 2020 exam. You’ll get in-depth content review and 5 revised practice tests to help you feel prepared for the new test. This edition includes: Two full-length practice tests in the book with revised free-response questions. Three fully revised online practice tests, with updated multiple-choice questions to reflect time period changes Comprehensive content review corresponding with the 4 time periods covered on the exam. Anything pre-1200 CE will fall under AP World History: Ancient and will not be on the May 2020 exam. Expert strategies for answering all question types Unit shortcut charts and key concepts at the beginning of each chapter to help organize a better study plan

African Dominion

Author : Michael A. Gomez
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A groundbreaking history that puts early and medieval West Africa in a global context Pick up almost any book on early and medieval world history and empire, and where do you find West Africa? On the periphery. This pioneering book, the first on this period of the region’s history in a generation, tells a different story. Interweaving political and social history and drawing on a rich array of sources, including Arabic manuscripts, oral histories, and recent archaeological findings, Michael Gomez unveils a new vision of how categories of ethnicity, race, gender, and caste emerged in Africa and in global history more generally. Scholars have long held that such distinctions arose during the colonial period, but Gomez shows they developed much earlier. Focusing on the Savannah and Sahel region, Gomez traces the exchange of ideas and influences with North Africa and the Central Islamic Lands by way of merchants, scholars, and pilgrims. Islam’s growth in West Africa, in tandem with intensifying commerce that included slaves, resulted in a series of political experiments unique to the region, culminating in the rise of empire. A major preoccupation was the question of who could be legally enslaved, which together with other factors led to the construction of new ideas about ethnicity, race, gender, and caste—long before colonialism and the transatlantic slave trade. Telling a radically new story about early Africa in global history, African Dominion is set to be the standard work on the subject for many years to come.

The Literary Griot

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Oral Epics from Africa

Author : John Johnson, Sir
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It seems incredible that heretofore there has not been an introductory anthology of African epics presented in English. Western literary culture has long emphasized the heritage of such well-known epics as the Iliad, the Odyssey, and Aeneid. But it is only recently that scholars have turned their attention toward capturing the rich oral tradition that is still alive in Africa. The twenty-five excerpts in this volume have been selected and introduced so as to offer English-speaking readers a broad sample of the extensive epic traditions in Africa. The general introduction and the background on each epic will enable readers to understand the context of each epic and will also provide leads for further inquiry.

The International Journal of African Historical Studies

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Africana Journal

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The Medieval and Early Modern World

Author : Bonnie G. Smith
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Consists of primary source material and an index to the other six titles in the series.

At the Limits of Memory

Author : Nicola Frith
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Recent years have seen a growing body of literature dedicated to memories of slavery in the Anglophone world, yet little has been done to approach this subject from Francophone perspectives. This collection responds to the urgent need to contribute to current research on slavery and memory studies by focusing specifically on the Francophone world. Featuring the scholarship of leading academics in France, Britain, the United States and Canada, the collection reflects upon contemporary commemorative practices that relate to the history of slavery and the slave trade, and questions how they function in relationship to other, less memorialized histories of exploitation, such as indentured and forced labour. The volume is set against the context of France's growing body of memory legislation, as well as its close cultural and political connections to its former empire, all of which make it an influential player in how slavery continues to be memorialized and conceptualized in the public sphere. Contributors retrace and redraw the narrative map of slavery and its legacies in the Francophone world through a comparative understanding of how these different, but interconnected forms of labour exploitation have been remembered and/or forgotten from European, West African, Indian Ocean and Caribbean perspectives.

Conference on the Sunjata Epic November 13 15 Papers

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Papers Presented to the Conference on The Atlantic Slave Trade in African and African American Memory

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Visions of the Third Millennium

Author : Sandra M. Grayson
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Research in African Literatures

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Essential World History

Author : William J. Duiker
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Acta Ethnographica Hungarica

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Literature and Belief

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Africa Today

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African Studies Symposium

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Language in Action

Author : Roger W. Shuy
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How is language used by people to shape who they are and to build connections among them? How do such linguistic dynamics affect relationships, work, and even personal safety? This book seeks to answer questions such as these.

ManSa Newsletter

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