Africana: An Encyclopedia of an Amazing Continent

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By Kim Chakanetsa
Illustrated by Mayowa Alabi
Africana is a beautiful illustrated and fact-filled encyclopedia that takes young readers on a journey around the brilliantly diverse continent.

Discover the incredible history and diversity of the African continent in all its splendour with this beautifully illustrated and fact-filled encyclopedia.

This fascinating and beautiful book is divided into broad geographical sections which celebrate and showcase the peoples, landscapes and wildlife from different regions of this great continent, and bright and bold illustrations bring these facts to life.

Learn about the astonishing history of the continent, as the birthplace of the very first human beings, through rich historical civilisations such as the ancient Egyptians, the Benin Empire, and the Kingdom of Kush, up to the development of the dynamic cities of the modern day.

Africana explores:

  • The beautiful visual cultures and artwork from across Africa, including the the printed cottons of Guinea and the mud cloth of Mali, 
  • Famous figures from African history and modern-day change makers, 
  • The incredible landscapes and wildlife of the continent, ranging from the deserts of the north, the rainforests of the central regions and the savannahs of the south.

Featuring a stunning copper foil–detailed cover, this large-format book is packed with maps, timelines, and much, much more to open your eyes to the beauty and brilliance of this diverse continent.

Hardcover / Juvenile Nonfiction / Reference / Encyclopedias / History / People & Places / Africa

Ages 7 to 11, Grades 2nd to 6th
0.61" H x 12.43" L x 10.36" W (2.0 lbs) 96 pages


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