• Item #C27X
  • ISBN: 093896027X
  • ISBN13: 978-0-938960-27-0
  • Copyright 1991
  • 294 pp.
  • Form: Paperback, Trade paperback (US)
  • Also available in: Hardback, $44.00
  • Price: $24.95

Through African Eyes V1

The Past: The road to independence

By Leon E. Clark



Africa, dark only because of our ignorance of it, comes alive through the eyes and voices of its people in this classic work. First published more than two decades ago and now thoroughly revised and updated, the book lets Africans speak for themselves through autobiography, traditional and modern literature, historical and contemporary documents, letters and diaries.

Volume 1 begins with the African past, focusing on the ancient kingdoms of both East and West Africa and continues through the coming of the Europeans and the African colonial experience, concluding with the rise of nationalism in which Africans struggle to regain their freedom from the Europeans.

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What People are Saying...

Highly readable and exceptionally engaging...thought provoking and alive with feeling. Reading Through African Eyes is the next best thing to being there.

Barry K. Beyer, George Mason University

Leon Clark is a sensitive observer of Africa and a clear thinker about its past and its future. I recommend Through African Eyes to anyone who seeks to understand the continent.

Sanford J. Ungar, author of Africa: The People and Politics of an Emerging Continent