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what was African society and economy like prior to European imperialism?

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  1. Which African society?

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    On another note, if you read Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart, you will see exactly what happened to one of the African cultures.

  2. Africa's society and economy was tremendously varied. It's a huge continent that included the arid north and the rainy south. Not only was it home to Egypt, one of the oldest civilizations on earth, but also the Great Rift Valley, the probable origin of homo sapiens. Traders criscrossed the Sahara Desert and the Indian Ocean. Thousands of languages and indigenous religions flourished.

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