Name_____________________________________________________Period_______________ Key Figures on the African Continent RAFT Writing Assignment R A ole of the Writer = You are a modern-day historian studying imperialism in Africa during the 1870s. udience = You are writing an article for publication in a major historical journal. F ormat = Your publisher has asked you to submit an abstract summarizing your research and arguments. T opic = You are researching the significance of the meeting between David Livingstone and Henry Stanley on the African continent in 1871. You are trying to determine what that meeting tells historians about the nature of European imperialism in the time period.