A question of excellence: a century of African masters
Africans show excellence in board games. The players of African descent make up a history of intellectual African accomplishments thus far unnoticed in literature on African history as well as cognitive psychology. A history of African players includes world champions, grand masters, blindfold players and experts at beating computer simulations. This study suggests three criteria of excellence which allow better appreciation of past and present players, illustrating examples of African excellence in a historical context of world events.
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Introduction 1 A Question of Excellence
Scholarship and Mastership A D 700
The Western Coasts of the Indian Ocean
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