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Getting to Know West Africa – 3 Books I’m Reading

I’m on a mission to learn more about life in pre-colonial Africa. I’ve started with West Africa, specifically the Yoruba peoples and it is a fascinating journey so far. Here are three books I’ve been reading and how they come at the subject matter from different angles.

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  1. Ooh great, good recs there. I’ve just bought “It’s a Continent: Unravelling Africa’s history one country at a time” by Astrid Madimba and Chinny Ukata which I think is going to be a useful introductory read and I will then go poking through its bibliography.

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