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13 Honest Books About Slavery Young People Should Actually Read
However, even before the rise of Kemet it seems likely that an even more ancient kingdom, known as Ta Seti, existed in what is today Nubia in Sudan. This may well have been the earliest state to exist anywhere in the world. Africa can therefore be credited not only with giving rise to the many scientific developments associated with Egypt, engineering, mathematics, architecture, medicine etc but also with important early political developments such as state formation and monarchy. This demonstrates that economic and political development, as well as scientific development was, during this early period, perhaps more advanced in Africa than in other continents. The African continent continued on its own path of development, without significant external intervention until the fifteenth century of our era. In this early period Africans participated in extensive international trading networks and in trans-oceanic travel.
A brutal book, The Slave Ship gets into the gritty, unbearable details of what Life Upon These Shores: Looking at African American History.
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Every black history month, students all across the United States read and listen to stories of the most notable African-Americans. African American history, it seems, begins with injustice and continues with struggle. People were stolen, sold into slavery, brought to the Americas, and have been defined by these events ever since. But who were those people before they were enslaved? They were royalty. Abdul Rahman Ibrahima was an African prince, who was sold into slavery and obtained his freedom after forty years.
Make Your Own List. He talks us through five books on the tragedy of slavery—from the horrors of the gulag, to the plantations of Virginia, to the Islamic slave trade. David Olusoga is an Anglo-Nigerian historian, writer and producer. His radio and television programmes have explored the themes of colonialism, slavery and scientific racism. For very personal reasons. Experiences that came out of being brought up on a council estate in the northeast of England where it was quite obvious, through the experiences of my African family, that race could be a very real and powerful force.