A paucity of written records means we know less about Africa's ancient history than almost anywhere else on Earth. Cultural historian Dr Augustus Casely-Hayford uses culture, artifacts and traditions to explore that history.
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A paucity of written records means we know less about Africa's ancient history than almost anywhere else on Earth. Cultural historian Dr Augustus Casely-Hayford uses culture, artifacts and traditions to explore that history.

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Much ignored history brought to light
30 September 2013 | by See all my reviews

Presenter Gus Casely-Hayford examines the little examined kingdoms of dark Africa. With no written records, these kingdoms have long been ignored both by academics and popular culture.

Using more subjective evidences such as traditional stories, cultural icons, ancient art objects, and other non-written records, he uncovers the stories of the origins and progressions of these kingdoms. With such subjective evidences, some of the revelations are more guesses than facts. However they still provide fascinating insights in little discussed peoples of Africa. Gus does show his enthusiasm for the material which helps a lot.


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