The Search for Africa: A History in the Making

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These essays and articles, written between 1953 and 1993, explore the development of an African historiography and, in that context, the author's own development. People who have been involved all their lives with Africa will be reminded of how many times Basil Davidson has given them new insights. People who approach the study of Africa for the first time will find this collection opens out their perceptions. North America: Times/Random House

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... We learn something ... about what kept those shrewd eyes on Africa and its history for over forty years. How lucky we have been to have been allowed to share so much of it with Basil Davidson. - Richard Rathbone, University of London

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These essays and articles, written between 1953 and 1993, explore the development of an African historiography and, in that context, the author's own development. The collection gathers together the questions and answers that have come out of the author's lifelong fascination with Africa.

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