How to Teach history

Anyone who crossed the threshold of the Traore compound knew at once what sort of people they were, guessed they owned plenty of good land planted with millet, cotton and fonio, worked by hundreds of slaves- house slaves and captives. there were storerooms crammed with bags full of cowrie shells and gold dust lavishly bestowed by the king, the mansa. in a paddock behind the huts were arab steeds, purchased from the moors. signs of wealth were everywhere. pg4. Segu- Maryse Conde

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s