Ancient West African Kingdoms
What is a griot? How were the Ancient West African Kingdoms ruled? Why did the Ancient West African Kingdoms disappear? The Ancient West African Kingdoms answers these questions and more. The books in the History Opens Windows series help you discover what life was like in ancient civilizations and other historic times. Learn what the Ancient West African people wore, what they ate, how they traveled from place to place, and find out how we know about them today.
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