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African History: Precolonial Period

Resources by Region

Below are just some selections of resources on pre-colonial Africa by region to show the kinds of materials available in our collections.
Consult this list of African kingdoms (Wikipedia) and use names and keywords to search for additional kingdoms or states. 

East Africa

North Africa

Timbuktu - Mali 

Tombouctou (Mali) -- History

Northeast Africa

Southern Africa

West Africa

Head, African Studies Library

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Beth Restrick
African Studies Library
6th floor, Mugar Memorial Library

Mon-Fri, 9am- 5pm
Subjects: African Studies