From Library Journal
This is the fourth revision of an excellent book by the prolific and acclaimed author who has done more than anyone else to bring the history of Africa to a popular audience. It covers the general themes of African history and is suitable both as an undergraduate text and for the general reader. The revisions appear to have been minimal, limited primarily to the final chapter and concerned with updating recent events in South Africa. Nevertheless, this is the type of book that most collections of African history, from basic to comprehensive, ought to have.- Paul H. Thomas, Hoover Inst. Lib., Stanford, Cal.
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Today the history of Africa is undergoing a revolution. No one has done more for that much-needed revolution than Basil Davidson.Africa,
the journal of the International African Institute The best work now available to the general public on the main outlines of the prestigious past of the African continent.