Today there seems no excuse for giving shelf-space, or serious attention, to a book in which African history begins with the...

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CENTRAL & EAST AFRICA

Today there seems no excuse for giving shelf-space, or serious attention, to a book in which African history begins with the circumnavigation of the ""Dark Continent"" by Vasco da Gama. Not surprisingly, the follow-up embraces only European exploration and colonization. Skipping this entails no significant loss -- in the forty pages, less than a third of which is text, ten countries' products are briefly examined, ""pests and diseases"" and other problems touched upon, and that's about it.

Pub Date: Feb. 24, 1971

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: John Day

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1971