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AFRICAN HISTORIOGRAPHY: From colonial historiography to UNESCO's general history of Africa

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  title={AFRICAN HISTORIOGRAPHY: From colonial historiography to UNESCO's general history of Africa},
  author={Bethwell and Ogot},
  year={2011}
}
Since the later 19th century, the study of African history has undergone radical changes. From about 1885 to the end of the Second World War, most of Africa was under the yoke of colonialism; and hence colonial historiography held sway. According to this imperial historiography, Africa had no history and therefore the Africans were a people without history. They propagated the image of Africa as a 'dark continent'. Any historical process or movement in the continent was explained as the work of… 

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