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African Trade Networks
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Students will discover the ancient markets of Africa by exploring Zanzibar, the ancient Swahili commercial hub off the coast of Tanzania that helped feed the West’s demand for ivory and spices, and investigating the bustling port town of Lamu, an island off the Kenyan coast. Then it’s off to Djenne in the heart of Mali, where, in this historic center of business, politics and art, merchants and their customers continue to exchange goods and opinions. Part of the multivolume Wonders of Africa DVD Series. A teacher's guide is included. 39 minutes.