chapter  9
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Generators of traditional and contemporary Africa

Like whitecaps on the sea, kingdoms and empires have danced on the bosom of the African continent, expressing their individual gifts, longer than anyone can remember. Yet there have been a few distinctive political entities that have emblazoned their histories in the collective narrative of the continent’s life. They have functioned so well as generators of thought, behavior, and philosophy for themselves and other societies that they can be seen as sources of many of the traditions of African culture.