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  • Basil Davidson examines the art, history, politics, technology and cultures of various nations of Africa, and the impact of foreign cultures upon the continent.


  • This is a recorded DVD and may not play on all DVD players.
  • Originally produced as television series in 1984.
  • Also issued in VHS format.
  • Reproduced in DVD-R format in 2013.
  • Copying of DVD-Rs is prohibited.
  • Originally issued: [Boston, MA] : Home Vision, c1984. 4 videocassettes (114 min. each) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
  • DVD-R.
  • In English, with some African languages with English subtitles.


  • Disc 1-2. Different but equal -- Mastering a continent -- disc 3-4. Caravans of gold -- The king and the city -- disc 5-6. The Bible and the gun -- This magnificent African cake -- disc 7-8. The rise of nationalism -- The legacy
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