Ancient West African Kingdoms

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Heinemann-Raintree Library, Aug 1, 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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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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Contents

Introduction
4
Ghana
6
Mali
8
Songhai
10
How Were They Ruled?
12
Trade
14
Religion
16
Cities
18
Food and Farming
22
Families
24
Clothes
26
Writing and Storytelling
28
Modern West Africa
30
Glossary
31
Index
32
Copyright

Houses
20

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Jane Shuter is a history graduate, a former teacher, marker of GCSE history papers, and currently an author and editor of history books for children. She has written over 100 history titles for a variety of publishers.

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