A Fistful of Shells: West Africa from the Rise of the Slave Trade to the Age of Revolution


Author Toby Green
Winner of the Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding 2019

Shortlisted for the Cundill History Prize and the Pius Adesanmi Memorial Award

'Astonishing, staggering' Ben Okri, Daily Telegraph

A groundbreaking history that will transform our view of West Africa

By the time of the 'Scramble for Africa' in the late nineteenth century, Africa had already been

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