Audio slideshow: Mapping Africa

From one of the earliest depictions of the continent - to the colonial scramble for land - the maps of Africa reveal a great deal about the people who have lived there through the centuries.

To try to shed new light on the African archives held by the Royal Geographical Society, London-based African community groups were asked for their views on the documents.

They spoke to Cliff Pereira and Zagba Oyortey - both African-born - who explain here how the maps tell the story of a changing continent.

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Rediscovering African Geographies can be seen at the Royal Geographical Society in London between 22 March - 28 April 2011.

Exhibition images copyright RGS (with the Institute of British Geographers) - supported by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council.

Music courtesy KPM Music. Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 14 March 2011.

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