Write a 200-250 word post reflecting on Ibn Battuta’s observations of life in ancient Mali and on the Swahili Coast.

Write a 200-250 word post reflecting on Ibn Battuta’s observations of life in ancient Mali and on the Swahili Coast. What do these accounts illustrate about how West Africans lived and how East Africans lived? In what ways does Ibn Battuta’s account reflect the perspective of a North African traveller seeking to document the fourteenth century Muslim world? What is useful about this outsiders account and what do you find problematic? Include at least one question for discussion

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