Basil Davidson

Basil Davidson is an honorary fellow of the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. He is the author or editor of some twenty-seven books on Africa.

Listed in: African Studies · History




The African Genius presents the ideas, social systems, religions, moral values, arts, and metaphysics of a range of African peoples, disputing the notion that Africa gained under colonialism by entering the modern world.

“Where would the field of African history be without Basil Davidson?…Davidson’s book is an excellent overview of the many strands and themes of African history.”

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