Caption: (L-R) The two captains of Black Africa
and African Stars wearing the new kits that Standard Bank Namibia donated to them for the Standard Bank Super Cup soccer match that will be played this Friday at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.
And yet, the West has taken many precautions to destroy this majestic history of Black Africa
, since the sixteenth century.
Great Zimbabwe: Mystery City of Black Africa
Aswan itself is a bustling city, where Egypt meets black Africa
I grew up an Englishman in black Africa
and believe cultural symbolism to be very important.
The Arts of Black Africa
by Jean Laude University of California Press, April 1971 $21.
Jeffrey Taylor's Angry Wind: Tyhrough Muslim Black Africa
By Truck, Bus, Boat And Camel is an engrossing travelogue of Taylor's journey which also conveys important cultural insights which are not to be missed by any who would understand Muslim black African sentiments and environment.
In the historical record we have seen that a scattered or exiled Judaism was more or less removed from the temptations of slave-holding, while Muslim societies constructed a variable and nuanced view of blackness and the slave--for example extending the faith into Black Africa
, while continuing the enslavement of non-Muslim blacks.
There seemed to be many possibilities for development in the country, which was being touted internationally as a beacon of hope in black Africa
as well as a model for neighbouring South Africa, still suffering under Apartheid.
The book competently presents an archaeological, architectural and historical survey covering a period from the pre-Islamic Iron Age in black Africa
to the sixteenth-century Moroccan incursions against the Songhai, the nineteenth-century Fulani jihads in Hausaland, and the last of the Omani Sultans in Zanzibar.
was nearly completely colonized, its inhabitants according to Chinese accounts little more than slaves, not an unlikely destiny for the motherland without timely and effective actions.
In another brilliant, surrealistic account, "The Crocodiles of Yamoussoukro" (the title refers to a weird private presidential zoo), about the Ivory Coast, which at the time (1983) was one of the more stable and functional countries in Black Africa
, Naipaul speaks with an old Ivory Coast "hand.