Anthropologist, historian, specialist in nuclear physics and passionate about linguistics, the Senegalese scholar Cheikh Anta Diop laid the foundation for finally writing the history of Africa without racist prejudices.
As the first PhD holder from his village, Tanzanian historian Herbert Ndomba feels that he has a duty to study his community's history. African history, he thinks, should be rewritten from an African perspective.
Had he listened to his grandfather, Lloyd Melusi Maphosa would probably be a lawyer now. But the 29-year-old PhD student knows that he made the right choice in studying history.
The Tanzanian university lecturer had to overcome several challenges during his field research – and now has some advice for history students.
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