Article by Rahmane Idrissa about the Songhay empire in the London Review of Books Diary

ASCL researcher Rahmane Idrissa published a new article in the 'diary' rubric of the London Review of Books, travelling to Djenné to discover more about the history of the Songhay Empire. Songhay was one of the largest states ever established in Sub-Saharan Africa; for much of the 15th and most of the 16th century, it ruled over what is now Mali, as well as parts of Senegal, Mauritania and Niger, northern Benin and north-western Nigeria. 

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This article was written for the London Review of Books Diary, Vol. 42, No.13, 2 July 2020.