What is african history like?

I was just thinking of what we learn in our history classes in America and how all other countries must learn different things in their history class. I listened to "i can" by Nas and these lyrics stood out to me "[Nas] Be, be, 'fore we came to this country We were kings and queens, never... show more I was just thinking of what we learn in our history classes in America and how all other countries must learn different things in their history class.
I listened to "i can" by Nas and these lyrics stood out to me
"[Nas]
Be, be, 'fore we came to this country
We were kings and queens, never porch monkeys
There was empires in Africa called Kush
Timbuktu, where every race came to get books
To learn from black teachers who taught Greeks and Romans
Asian Arabs and gave them gold when
Gold was converted to money it all changed
Money then became empowerment for Europeans
The Persian military invaded
They heard about the gold, the teachings, and everything sacred
Africa was almost robbed naked
Slavery was money, so they began making slave ships
Egypt was the place that Alexander the Great went
He was so shocked at the mountains with black faces"

can you elaborate on that?
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