An African History of Africa

An African History of Africa: From the Dawn of Humanity to Independence

African History
Hardback Published on: 18/04/2024
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'Everyone is originally from Africa, and this book is therefore for everyone.' So begins Badawi's epic, necessary history of Africa. As the cradle of humanity and the home of countless amazing historical stories, it is astonishing the lack of publishing on African history. Badawi is seeking to change all that, with this stunning overview of a continent's history, from the origins of human life to the independence movements of the twentieth century.


Everyone is originally from Africa, and this book is therefore for everyone.

For too long, Africa's history has been neglected. Dominated by western narratives of slavery and colonialism, its past has been fragmented, overlooked and denied its rightful place in our global story.

Now, Zeinab Badawi guides us through Africa's spectacular history, from the origins of humanity, through ancient civilisations and medieval empires with powerful queens and kings, to the miseries of conquest and the elation of independence.

Seeking out occluded histories from across the continent, meeting with countless historians, anthropologists, archaeologists and local storytellers, and travelling through more than thirty countries, Badawi weaves together a fascinating new account of Africa: an epic, sweeping history of the oldest inhabited continent on the planet, told through the voices of Africans themselves.

  • Publisher: Ebury Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780753560129
  • Number of pages: 544
  • Weight: 731g
  • Dimensions: 243 x 160 x 37 mm

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