The Public Humanist

The Public Humanist contributor: Breeanna Elliott

Breeanna Elliott currently works in outreach education at Boston University's African Studies Center. She has spent much of her adult life traveling in East Africa and working in African studies.

Global in (African) Nature: Great Zimbabwe and Kilwa Kisiwani

One of the many original passageways within the Hill Complex, where only the king, his advisors, and his invited guests were permitted.

Trading empires in Africa created a global network while Europe was still reeling from the Middle Ages. Great Zimbabwe is a testament to this neglected history and its ruins demonstrate the architectural and mercantile prowess of its previous inhabitants.