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African Voices of the Global Past: 1500 to the Present is a powerful survey recommended as a basic history for any college level collection strong in African studies.
—The Midwest Book Review
“This book is a significant addition to [Africa’s place in world history writing] and is very likely to be a popular textbook and a companion to the existing history.”
—African Studies Quarterly
"This unique book offers a broad spectrum of readings that provide a solid coverage of major developments in world history and their impact upon Africa and Africans. The care with which the editor solicited and organized the readings has resulted in a seamless work in which the writing styles are perfectly matched and create a sense of consistency and continuity. It is a well-written and extremely readable book that will engage students."
—Devethia Guillory, Prairie View A&M University
"Finally, a textbook that takes an African perspective on the most important historical events of recent centuries. Organized chronologically to provide students with a sense of narrative, this clearly written text addresses multiple crucial themes that, for better or worse, have impacted Africa immensely since 1500. Its geographical breadth illuminates the diverse experiences of different populations in Africa. Most impressively, to appeal to students, the authors persistently provide context whenever they introduce primary sources or historiographical questions."
—John C. Corbally, Stanford University
"African Voices of the Global Past is a valuable resource for teaching African history from the global perspective. Organized in six strategically selected and vivid snapshots of the African experience that reflect the current state of research—the transatlantic slave trade, African intellectual responses to the global exchange and colonialism, and the feminist struggle in the late twentieth century—this book has shown us that placing Africa in the global context is fully compatible with giving due attention to the internal dynamics of the continent’s history. Its centralization of African perspectives of globally significant events and processes is set to help rescue African history from the last vestiges of hegemonic epistemologies. This book is an excellent reading component in both world and African history courses."
—G. Ugo Nwokeji, University of California, Berkeley