Not too easy. Not too difficult.
It is an insightful approach to African history and African perspectives on the world. The professor provides a robust framework for understanding some of the problems of contemporary Africa by creating a good historical backdrop.
Guest lectures were a great addition to the knowledge the professor provided. The guest lecturers are specialists on different parts of Africa, and so their combined knowledge gives a broad base of knowledge that addresses the continent as a whole. One of the big take-aways from the class was that the complexities of African cultures are deeper that most people (even Africans) can ever fathom. The transitions between urban and rural life, the dichotomy of cultural customs and assimilation of some western customs demonstrate the spectrum of value they attach to different things.
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Advice for students:
Do your readings, they will help you take away more from the class.