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Classical Africa Paperback – January, 1994

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ISBN-13: 978-1562569006 ISBN-10: 1562569007

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 150 pages
  • Publisher: Peoples Pub Group (January 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1562569007
  • ISBN-13: 978-1562569006
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 7.8 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #965,252 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 4, 2013
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I just read the entire book in two days. I absolutely love it. I plan to use both the text and activity book this Fall with my two boys. The detail is superb. I can not wait to discuss the magnificent history of Africa in our homeschool setting. The malls are wonderful,great for free style copying for a 12 and 10 year old. The pictures are awesome. The chapters are the perfect length for a read a loud. They would also work great for outlining. Homeschoolers could simply pair this with a few living books from the library about geography of Africa,Egypt, Middle passage, literature ,etc. You are ready with a full year of Afrocentric curriculum in history and reading. I will definitely be purchasing more of Dr. Asante books
Happy Homeschooling!
By:Dr. Larelyn Crear
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Steven H Propp TOP 100 REVIEWER on December 15, 2010
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Molefi Asante (born 1942) is an African-American scholar, historian, and philosopher, who is currently Professor in the Department of African American Studies at Temple University, where he founded the first Ph.D. program in African American Studies. He is also widely credited with being the founder of the "Afrocentricity" school of thought. (See his Afrocentric Idea Revised, for example.)

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"The first women leaders that we know about were among the Africans of Nubia. No other ancient civilization can boast of as many queens as Nubia. At one time, scholars thought that Nubia had been ruled by queens only." (Pg. 64)
"For some reason that I do not understand, some historians in the past tried to show that the Egyptians and others interacted with the Axumites without ever going through or into any other part of Africa. On your map, trace a line from Axum to Kemet with your finger. Do you pass through Nubia? Can you get to Kemet without going through Nubia? It seems impossible and illogical to me." (Pg. 79)
"There were no written scriptures like the Bible or the Koran. The religion of Ghana was passed down from one generation to the next. Each family had one person who learned the traditions, rituals, and history. That person was important because he or she was responsible for passing all the religious information and beliefs down to others in the family." (Pg. 103)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Father of Five on March 17, 2013
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A very good book for teaching and learning African history to the young and old. This is a must have for someone looking for the History of African people before the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Sam on December 13, 2001
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Molefi Asante has done it again with this book. This book is a good introduction to Africa. He gives the main points of each area. He gives questions to make you think about what you've read. The pictures and the maps area absolutely beautiful. This is a book that you should have in your library. If you don't then it's your loss!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By vivianp on October 26, 2013
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The book is used for home schooling and is meeting my needs. The price was also good compared to others.
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