This is a survey of pre-colonial West Africa, written by the internationally respected author and journalist, Basil Davidson.
He takes as his starting point his successful textA History of West Africa 1000-1800, but he has reworked his new text specially for a wider international readership.
In the process he offers a fascinating introduction to the rich societies and cultures of Africa before the coming of the Europeans.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 272 pages, maps, halftones, index
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 16/07/1998
- Category: African history
- ISBN: 9780582318533