This book focuses on retelling many of the important episodes in the global past (c.1500–present) from African points of view. It discusses the events and trends of global significance: the Atlantic slave system, the industrial revolution, World Wars I and II, and decolonization.



chapter 1|38 pages

Naming and Framing a Crime Against Humanity

African Voices of the Transatlantic Slave System, ca.1500–1900

chapter 2|30 pages

Prophetesses and “Native Capitalists”

African Voices of the Industrial Revolution, ca. 1760–1880

chapter 3|38 pages

When Satiety and Avarice Marry, Hunger Is Born

African Voices of the Colonial Era, ca. 1896–1945

chapter 4|32 pages

Isaac Fadoyebo at the Battle of Nyron

African Voices of the First and Second World Wars, ca. 1914–1945

chapter 5|30 pages

Pathways to Decolonization

African Voices of the Fight for Independence, ca. 1880–1994

chapter 6|36 pages

Moroccan Feminism as Universal Feminism

African Voices of the Feminist Struggle, ca. 1930–2000