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Africa, The Very Complete History: A Million Years in a Hundred Minutes

Mac Deford and Tom DeMarco are back with their patented 100-minute history extravaganza, this time on the subject of Africa. Along the way you’ll meet adventurers, rogues and scoundrels, and even a few heroes. From Gondwanaland to Modern Africa with Manwa Sera, Lucy Australopithecus, Cecil Rhodes, “Uncle” Paul Kruger, Stanley and Livingstone, Muhammad Ahmad, Gen. Charles “Chinese” Gordon, Lord Kitchener, Leopold-II, Hugh Cholmondeley and the Happy Valley set, and the mysterious Colonel Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck.

The show, Africa, The Very Complete History: A Million Years in a Hundred Minutes, will take place Wednesday, January 27, 6:30 p.m. at the Portland Public Library, Friday, January 29, 7 p.m. at the Camden Opera House and Sunday, January 31, 2 p.m. at the University of Maine’s Hutchinson Center in Belfast.

Tom DeMarco is the author of thirteen books (his sci-fi novel Andronescu’s Paradox is the most recent) and a Principal of The Atlantic Systems Guild, a technology think tank with offices in the United States, United Kingdom and Germany. Mac Deford is a retired Foreign Service officer with service primarily in the Middle East. He had a subsequent career with Merrill Lynch International, mostly in South America and Asia, and is a regular columnist with The Free Press.

This event is presented by the Camden Conference in anticipation of the 29th Annual Camden Conference: The New Africa, February 19-21, 2016. No advanced registration is necessary, but donations are appreciated.

The mission of the Camden Conference is to foster informed discourse on world issues. For more information, visit www.camdenconference.org, email info@camdenconference.org, or call 207-236-1034.

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