ISBN 9789783731479
Pages 312
Dimensions 229 x 152 mm
Published 2006
Publisher Onyoma Research Publications, Nigeria
Format Paperback

The Practice of History in Africa

A History of African Historiography

by Abiegberi Joe Alagoa

The Practice of History in Africa offers a history of African historiography from an African perspective. It attempts to answer some of the questions concerning the practice of history from the civilizations of ancient Egypt, through the varied cultures and regions of the continent to contemporary times. The book presents the philosophy of the oral tradition as it co-existed and co-exists with the written traditions of ancient Egypt, the Islamic tradition, and the western European tradition of historiography.

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About the Author

Abiegberi Joe Alagoa

Ebiegberi Joe Alagoa was Professor of History at the University of Port Harcourt. Now Pro-Chancellor of the new Niger Delta University, he is still active in research and writing.

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