Review of previous edition: ‘I have never read a more original, stimulating, current and authoritative text; it ranks with the best creative masters of the genre who defined the fields of African history. Joseph C. Miller, University of Virginia
Review of previous edition: ‘This excellent continent-wide survey … is one of the best single volumes of African history that is currently available to the specialist as well as the student. … ln addition to providing a solid background in African history, lliffe’s stimulating interpretations open up many useful avenues for debate and further research. This work is highly recommended for scholars and students alike.’ The Historian
Over twenty years this book has become the standard single-volume history of Africa for both students and general readers. Following the overarching theme of population changes, causes and consequences, it has been fully updated to incorporate developments and research findings for all periods to 2016.