100 Great Africans

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Scarecrow Press, 1994 - Africa - 431 pages
Profiles leading Africans from all walks of life, from the Egyptian pharaohs to present times, covering the entire continent. Offers biographies of several pages of kings of the early African empires, early adventurers, the jihadists, great South Africans, heroes of the struggles against colonialism, and modern rulers. Lacks a bibliography. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Rake's work covers all areas and time periods of Africa, from Queen Hatshepsut of ancient Egypt to Nelson Mandela, and is divided into ten general categories (e.g., those who resisted the imposition ... Read full review


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Alan Rake is Managing Editor of the monthly London-based magazine New African. He has specialized in African affairs for the last 35 years, working with many other magazines and newsletters, and is the author of a number of books and reference works on Africa.

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