An African History of Africa

Wednesday 24 July

Africa’s history has long been dominated by western narratives of slavery and colonialism, or simply ignored.

 

Join award-winning broadcaster Zeinab Badawi as she sets the record straight and guides us through Africa’s spectacular history from the origins of our species, through ancient civilisations and medieval empires with remarkable queens and kings, to the miseries of conquest and the elation of independence.

Visiting more than thirty African countries to interview historians, anthropologists, archaeologists, and local storytellers, Zeinab Badawi unearths buried histories from across the continent to give Africa its rightful place in our global story told through the voices of Africans themselves.

Zeinab Badawi is an award-winning broadcaster, journalist and filmmaker. She is President of SOAS University of London and is an honorary fellow of her alma mater St Hilda’s College, Oxford. Born in Sudan, she has worked in the British media for decades. Her work has included co-presenting Channel 4 News alongside Jon Snow before joining BBC News, where she interviewed some of the world’s most notable personalities and politicians on the BBC’s Hardtalk and Global Questions.

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