The History of Central and Eastern Africa
The abundance of natural resources endemic to central and eastern Africa has been critical in shaping the trajectory of the civilizations that have made the region their home. Like the rest of the continent, however, the areas' riches also made them vulnerable to slave traders and colonizers who left a devastating legacy in their wake. This engrossing selection documents the history of a region that witnessed some of the world's most brutal and destructive conflicts as well as the birth of several groups who continue to fight for justice and peace in the region.
* Reviews *Series Review: The Britannica Guide to Africa
"Each of these engaging titles covers a geographical region that is tied together by some common history. The opening overviews are as concise as possible, given the vast diversity of culture and history present in each area, and are followed by sections on the modern nations, which provide a more detailed history..."
--School Library Journal