History of West Africa
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History of West Africa the revolutionary years, 1815 to independence by Webster, J. B.

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Published by Praeger in New York .
Written in English

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Originally published in Great Britain as the revolutionary years, West Africa since 1800.

StatementJ. B. Webster and A. A. Boahen ; with a contribution by H. O. Idowu.
ContributionsBoahen, A. Adu 1932-, Idowu, H. O.
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Open LibraryOL13916275M

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This book provides both a historical survey and a critical analysis of the literature in French from West and Equatorial Africa. Professor Blair begins by discussing the social, educational and political influences which led to the formation of the. West Africa covers an area of about one-fifth of the continent, or 6,, sq km. The northern part of the region is a semi-arid terrain, south of the Sahara Desert. The southern part is covered by savannahs. The total population of West Africa exceeds million. The most populous country is Nigeria with million inhabitants (). A History of West Africa, (The Growth of African civilization) Revised Edition by Basil Davidson (Author) › Visit Amazon's Basil Davidson Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for this author. Are you an author? Cited by: The history of West Africa has been commonly divided into its prehistory, the Iron Age in Africa, the major polities flourishing, the colonial period, and finally the post-independence era, in which the current nations were Africa is west of an imagined north-south axis lying close to 10° east longitude, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and Sahara Desert.

The history of Africa begins with the emergence of hominids, archaic humans and—at least , years ago—anatomically modern humans (Homo sapiens), in East Africa, and continues unbroken into the present as a patchwork of diverse and politically developing nation earliest known recorded history arose in Ancient Egypt, and later in Nubia, the Sahel, the . South West Africa, which had been administered by South Africa since under an old League of Nations mandate (South Africa's continued administration of the territory was declared illegal by the International Court of Justice in ), won its independence in as Namibia. History of West Africa; the Revolutionary Years to Independence by Webster, J.B. & Boahen, A.A., With H.O. Idowu and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at He wrote and co-wrote several books including Milestones in Nigerian History, A Thousand Years of West African History written with Ian Espie, Yoruba Warfare in the Nineteenth Century written with R. S. Smith, Christian Missions in Nigeria /5(2).

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