Egyptian! Nubian! Whatever! Let's talk about what I feel is one of the least discussed regions.
Seriously I know all sorts of history info regarding various places around the world but aside from Egypt, Africa as a continent is rarely discussed.
Stuff was pretty impressive given the region and it being the late Iron Age.
Anyone have any suggested reading for the region/periods?
You know, the problem with discussing African history as a whole is that we barely have any sources (except for the northern parts of course, but those are never really meant when talking about African history). Many parts of the continent were never populated by high cultures and therefore never had writing or any sort of historiography.
The source situation gets better once the age of colonisation starts, but even then our sources are one-sided and mainly written from outside perspectives.
I'd love to learn more history about Ethiopia and Nubia, the north eastern chunk of Africa is really interesting. Things like how Nubia was invaded by berber immigrants which turned it predominately Muslim which is why it is Muslim today.
still pretty interesting given no one ever talks about it and yes I know not much was written by it's actual people.