Dr. Gus Casely-Hayford travels to Ghana in West Africa, where a powerful kingdom once dominated the region. The Kingdom of Asante was built on gold and slaves, which ensured its important place in an economy that linked three continents. Casely-Hayford reveals how this sophisticated kingdom emerged from the unlikely environment of dense tropical forest, and how it was held together by a shared sense of tradition and history - one deliberately moulded by the kingdom's rulers.
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