Middle East and North Africa

Book review: How Africa was central to the making of the modern world

French's book argues that the modern world was born in Blackness. Image: Unsplash/ Annie Spratt

Lauren van der Rede
Lecturer, Stellenbosch University
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The book’s main aim, French explains early on, is to restore those key chapters which articulate Africa’s significance to our common narrative of modernity to their proper place of prominence.
Howard W. French Image: Howard W. French. W.W. Norton & Company
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