Extensive open access source for African history (UNESCO General History of Africa)

UNESCO offers an extensive General History of Africa. You can download each book free of charge:

https://en.unesco.org/general-history-africa

Available languages are English, French, Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Fulfulde, Hausa and Swahili, but not all languages have each book translated in full. There are some languages which offer only the abriged version translated.

Here are some of the books offered on this site:

Methodology and African prehistory

https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000042225

Ancient civilizations of Africa:

https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000184265

Seventh-Eleventh century in English unabridged:

https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000184282

Twelfth-Sixteenth century in English unabridged:

https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000184287

All books are translated in their unabridged version in English, Arabic, French and Portuguese.

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