Contrary to what is taught at many schools the world over, Africa’s history did not begin with the coming of Europeans into the continent. This book by the legendary Zakes Mda, aims to correct that false notion. As the author has said elsewhere, It is important for the African child, both on the continent and in the diaspora, to internalize a new mindset that we have not always been slaves. Our history does not begin with slavery and colonization. Ancient Africans built empires and civilizations that were respected in all the known world, and whose legacies remain to this day.