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The Gifts of Africa

How a Continent and Its People Changed the World

by (author) Jeff Pearce

Publisher
Prometheus
Initial publish date
Apr 2022
Category
General, Social History, Black Studies (Global)
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781633887701
    Publish Date
    Apr 2022
    List Price
    $44.95
  • Downloadable audio file

    ISBN
    9781633888807
    Publish Date
    Apr 2022
    List Price
    $34.95 USD

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Description

Past works have reinforced misconceptions about Africa, from its oral traditions and languages to its resistance to colonial powers. Other books have treated African achievements as a parade of honorable mentions and novelties. This book is different—refreshingly different. It tells the stories behind the milestones and provides insights into how great Africans thought, and how they passed along what they learned. Provocative and entertaining, The Gifts of Africa at last gives the continent its due, and it should change the way we learn about the interactions of cultures and how we teach the history of the world.

About the author

Jeff Pearce has worked as a talk show host, a magazine editor in London’s famous “City” district, and a journalism instructor in Myanmar. He is the author of several novels published in the United States and the United Kingdom under pseudonyms and under his own name. He has also written several books on history and current affairs. He lives in Toronto, Canada.

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Editorial Reviews

NetGalley Review: 4 stars Last updated on 28 Dec 2021

"Mr. Pearce helps us to rethink the African Continent and its myriad of peoples, languages, and cultures. Africa is not monolithic nor should it be seen as an afterthought merely to be seen as a place or peoples that things are done to but rather as a place and peoples who do things."—Casper Hileman, educator at City of Suffolk

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