The article examines how some world historical and world systems narratives have or not have integrated Africa or various parts of the African continent into their models. It focuses on East Africa, a place which has experienced a considerable revolt against colonial biases since the 1960s. Moreover, a review of several and most popular and acclaimed scholars of world historical scholarships were presented with the aim of demonstrating that the colonial biases of African negation have not been swept aside. They include Fernand Braudel, Andre Gunder Frank, Janet Abu-Lughod, and Eric Wolf. It had suggested that scholars must guard against Eurocentrism in constructing world history narratives.
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