African History: a Very Short Introduction

ISBN-10: 0192802488
ISBN-13: 9780192802484
Authors: John Parker, Richard Rathbone
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Essential reading for anyone interested in the African continent and the diversity of human history, this Very Short Introduction looks at Africa's past and reflects on the changing ways it has been imagined and represented. Key themes in current thinking about Africa's history are illustrated with a range of fascinating historical examples, drawn from over 5 millennia across this vast continent.

Author bio:

Albert Uderzo was born on April 25, 1927 in Fismes, France as Alberto Aleondro Uderzo. In 1940, when he was just 13, he worked for Paris Publishing Society where he learned the basics for his profession - designing text and letters and editing photos. During World War II he worked on a farm and later as a furniture maker with his father. His drawing skills were put aside until 1945 when he entered a comic strip competition and later worked on a cartoon film titled Clic Clac. In the mean time he moved to Paris and worked on the magazine O.K. where he created several comics such as Arys Buck and Belloy. It was then that he met Rene Goscinny and the two worked on new comic book characters like…    

Richard Rathbone is Professor of Modern African History at SOAS, University of London


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Binding: Paperback Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated Number of pages: 144 Dimensions: 6.80" wide x 4.20" long x 0.50" tall Weight: 0.528 lbs. Language: English