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The African Experience
The African Experience
By Roland Oliver
HarperCollins, 1992, 284 pp
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Packing several million years of Africa's evolution into a vivid and readable summary of major historical themes cannot have been easy, but one of Britain's most distinguished Africanists has done it. Evidence on the development of languages and states, climate changes and food production, religion and education, colonization and decolonization within the space of less than a century, and much more-all of it is deftly organized and elegantly presented for the general reader.