Were he to look at the bibliographies of Asante, Benin, Bornu, Buganda, Dahomey, Ethiopia, Funj, Ife, Kongo, Lunda, Mali, Mbundu, Oyo, Shona and Tukolor, to cite only a sample of the possibilities, he might modify his wild and thoroughly inaccurate claim that only the Swahili enjoy a printed early history. There is a wealth of accessible writing on pre-colonial Africa, much of which the inter-library loan scheme makes available to any 'interested member of the general public'.
Dean of Postgraduate Studies
School of Oriental and African Studies
University of London
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