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Old 07-14-2013, 02:26 PM
 
Location: El Sereno, Los Angeles, CA
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One of the best purchases I can recall making (and I found it a used bookstore ) was a book called Indian Givers: How The Indians Of The Americas Transformed The World, and I'd recommend it to anybody, very informative about all the advancements that came from Native American people. But now I want to find it's African equivalent, a book about all the advancements Africans gave us, I hear people say how a lot of the foundations for the modern world came from Africa, and I believe them but I'm not too good on the details and while I have all this information and a wonderful resource for arguing with Eurocentrics on a Native American tip when it comes to Africa I can't really speak, and I'd like to change that, not just for argument purposes it's great to know history from different places, so I want a book that's a nice but informative overview of Africa's accomplishments as well without having to delve into too many books because I have other things I'd like to learn as well. Does anybody have any reccomendations?
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Canada
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Here's one. The World and Africa: W. E. B. Du Bois: 9780717802210: Amazon.com: Books
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Old 07-15-2013, 02:50 PM
 
Location: El Sereno, Los Angeles, CA
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Thanks, it looks good, have you read it?
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Old 07-16-2013, 02:38 AM
 
Location: Canada
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No, I haven't read it but it looked like something I'd like to add to my library.
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Old 07-27-2013, 11:53 AM
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Location: Hudson Valley, NY
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Africa, A Biography of a Continent. Very good book that covers the history of the land, the people and the resources. Goes a long way in helping to understand how Africa and Africans fit in to the global picture. It's not a history of African-Americans.
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