AFRICA: TEXTS AND SOURCES
TEXTS AND SOURCES
thirty-five years ago, H.R. Trevor- Roperóin a moment of condescension
that quickly became notoriousódeclared to an audience on the BBC:
"Perhaps in the future, there will be some African history to teach.
But, at present there is none: there is only the history of the Europeans
in Africa. The rest is darkness...."
K. ANTHONY APPIAH, in Africa: The Hidden History, a review of Africa: A Biography of the Continent by John Reader, Knopf, www.nybooks.com December 17, 1998