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Prof Albert Adu Boahen

Ghanian born Prof Albert Adu Boahen (died May 2006) was one of the first Africans to write about Africa's history. His aim was to challenge the eurocentric views of African history which he knew were wrong. He used sources that had never been used before and wrote 9 books and numerous articles on the subject. His work has been immortalised in the 8 volume Unesco General History of Africa. Through his work Africans now have an African perspective on African history.

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