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Essay Africa

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A study of the history of Africa and its culture.

This paper examines the long and complex history of Africa with its diverse population and enormous land mass. It explores the rise and fall of many African kingdoms and the effects of European colonization on African languages, religions and cultures.
“Africa is the second largest continent on Earth, embracing one-fifth of its land area. From north to south, the continent is divided almost equally by the Equator, but, because of the bulge formed by western Africa, the greater part of Africa’s territory lies northward. The continent is bounded on the north by the Mediterranean Sea, on the west by the Atlantic Ocean, on the east by the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean, and on the south by the confluence of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans off the Cape of Good Hope. In the northeast, Africa was joined to Asia by the Sinai Peninsula until he construction of the Suez Canal. There are a number of islands associated with Africa, the largest of these lying southeast, is Madagascar.”