From one of the earliest depictions of the continent to the colonial scramble for land, these maps reveal a great deal about the people who have lived there through the centuries.

To try to shed new light on the African archives held by the Royal Geographical Society, London-based African community groups were asked for their views on the documents. They spoke to Cliff Pereira and Zagba Oyortey – both African-born – who explain here how the maps tell the story of a changing continent.

 

FOLLOW THIS LINK to watch the slideshow and hear their commentary to rediscover African geogphies.

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