By Joseph R. Oppong
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Grade 6-10-These obtainable titles are generously illustrated with colourful photographs, maps, and transparent charts, graphs, and different statistical info. they don't seem to be damaged all the way down to offer wide details on person international locations, yet particularly speak about the areas as an entire. Oppong offers a close view of African geography, tradition, fiscal status, and political heritage. The ebook concludes with a long time line and a further-reading checklist that's heavy on different titles by means of the writer. Phillips does a good activity of organizing each one subject by means of delivering transparent and defined details. The examine is easily performed, and knowledge and data are modern. The time line starts off in 1,700,000 B.C. with the looks of Java guy and ends with the 2004 tsunami. invaluable additions for study and common interest.-Amanda Conover Le, St. Johns County Public Library process, Ponte Vedra seashore, FL
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Three main phases can be identified: the trans-Saharan slave trade, East African slave trade, and the transatlantic slave trade. When camels were introduced into northern Africa during the seventh century, trade between North Africa and Africa south of the Sahara increased greatly. The dry desert north needed products from the southern forest and savanna peoples. Armaments, books, textiles, and beads were exported from the northern Islamic states. In return, the African world sold gold, ivory, and slaves.
Rich people have generators, but crafty people may work together to lay cables and steal electricity from a government building nearby. Although Lagos is almost surrounded by water, it suffers from an acute and worsening water-supply shortage. The main commercial and administrative center of Lagos is Lagos Island, which is connected to the mainland by three large bridges. On the mainland, unlit highways, mountains of smoldering garbage, and dirt streets weave through numerous slums, where sewers run with raw waste.
Soon, the fire is a raging inferno. Instead of running for their lives, they wait excitedly. First, a deer emerges, fleeing the fire. The two dogs run after it. The deer runs, faster, faster, faster, but soon, it is out of breath and collapses. Victor is there and kills it with his machete. After about four hours, they have quite a haul—they have taken two antelopes and several smaller animals. They take their haul home, sell some, and enjoy a feast of “bushmeat” while the fire burns on. Next week, they will probably go hunting again.
Africa South of the Sahara (Modern World Cultures) by Joseph R. Oppong