Includes bibliographical references (p. 121-123) and index.
The Ghana Empire
The Mali Empire
The Songhay Empire
2: Society and culture
The Soninke people of the Ghana Empire
The Mande people of the Mali Empire
The Songhay people.
Drawing on a rich oral tradition, numerous trips to the region, and the latest scholarship available on this important but little-studied era, scholar and author David Conrad explores the people, places, and ideas that made up this trio of empires. Connections to life today include the continuing impact of Islam and tribal groups in Africa, and the influence of the medieval traditions on modern music and cuisine. (source: Nielsen Book Data)