The Royal Kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhay: Life in Medieval Africa

by Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick L. McKissack, Jr.

The ancient civilizations of the Western Sudan flourished between 500 and 1700 C.E.... read more

The ancient civilizations of the Western Sudan flourished between 500 and 1700 C.E. Drawing upon recent scholarship in archeology, anthropology, linguistics and history, the McKissacks present a compelling Afro-centric interpretation of what is now known about these important kingdoms and trading centers. Extensive notes and a long bibliography document the authors' sources for this important book. (Age 10 and older)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1994

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