Africa’s Physical Geography as Portrayed by Rive

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Africa’s Physical Geography as Portrayed by Rive

Rive’s literary pieces had their setting in the African environments/ geography. As such his discreet description of his settings painted out images of the African geography in as such pieces were mostly based on South African history (Rive, 25).

The temperate regions, classified as semi arid, have climatic variations that have considerably led to uneven distribution of kinds of vegetation. The southern part of Africa has major features of plateaus that spread to the Eastern side. The Karoo plateau that also has rocky mountains and hills, takes to the Western part of South Africa, a factor that makes the region rather dry because of its proximity to the Kalahari dessert. south Africa can hence be very hot during the summer, and contrastingly cold during the winter.

Africa is majorly has a huge coastal line along the Oceans of India and Atlantic that have plankton. The features hence make it a great fishing ground.

Africa’s Origin

Africa at the moment,, is composed of several races, inclusive of Indians, Whites, Asians and the majority black population. The merged population has its origins from the expeditions that were conducted by the Europeans and Americans (Allen, 14). The historical scrambling and partitioning of Africa led to its division by European powers as they colonized and enslaved the native African population (Rive, 21).

The other populations that make the African population are portrayed by Rive as people who had come to the continent to either trade their expertise or engage in economic activities. The administrative structures in Africa were left behind by the colonizing nations that also imposed segregatory rules in Africa. Such racial segregation was evident in south African that dived the nation into areas that demanded discretion of races (Rive, 46).

Role of Blacks and Whites in Africa’s History

Richard Rive’s writing covered majorly south Africa i.............


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