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Africa South of the Sahara

reviewed by Edward Joseph Shoben, Jr. - 1962

coverTitle: Africa South of the Sahara
Author(s): G. W. Kingsworth
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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In one of our newest domains of international relationships, Africa, we have G. W. Kingsworth's Africa South of the Sahara (New York: Cambridge Univer. Press, 1962. Pp. 160. $1.95), an informative little volume by a British Africanist of considerable stature. The book does extremely well what it sets out to do: to acquaint broadly rather than to inform deeply, to whet the appetite rather than appease it. Written as a text for secondary school students, it has a surprising maturity about both its style and its treatment of the various African regions and nations, and it will prove very satisfying to serious adults —there are many!—whose knowledge of African history is shaky or nil. Rich in facts, Kingsworth's book evokes a feeling of genuine respect for peoples capable of evolving strong tribal nations and, in some places, wealthy and stable kingdoms long before the European intrusion and the long interregnum... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 64 Number 1, 1962, p. 88-88
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2967, Date Accessed: 6/1/2020 12:28:56 AM

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