A Brief History
On September 30, 1966, Bechuanaland in Southern Africa declared its independence from the United Kingdom, and became the Republic of Botswana. Fifty-six years later, on September 30, 2022, a collaboration of several history YouTubers attempts a more refined approach to the initial objective of #ProjectAfrica, released a couple of years ago. South of the Sahara aims to bring together numerous history content creators in a collective attempt to spread and promote African history in a largely positive and interesting light as a direct and imposing contradiction to the usual portrayals of African history which are largely in the context of negativity and victimization.
Our story begins many centuries ago…
While the preceding videos have covered quite a bit about Africa’s amazing history, the story of Africa continues and we hope that your learning about this continent and its people will also continue beyond our playlist.
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For more information, please see…
Achebe, Chinua. Things Fall Apart. Penguin Books, 1994.
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
Hochschild, Adam. King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa. Mariner Books, 1999.
The featured image in this article, the logo for the “South of the Sahara” collaboration, was shared with myself (Dr. Zar) and the other participants in “South of the Sahara” by the YouTube channel Ken Kwame Writes for use in our videos and for promoting the collaboration.