A History of Africa: 4th Edition (Paperback) book cover

A History of Africa

4th Edition

By John Fage, with William Tordoff


672 pages

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pub: 2001-11-22
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A History of Africa is a thorough narrative history of the continent from its beginnings to the twenty-first century. Long established at the forefront of African Studies, this book addresses the events of the 1990s and beyond.

The issues discussed include:

  • post-apartheid South Africa
  • the prospects for democratization in Africa at the beginning of the new millennium
  • developments in Muslim North Africa including the threat of Islamic fundamentalism
  • economic and social developments including the devastating impact of Third World debt and the provision of debt relief
  • cultural, environmental and gender issues in Modern Africa.


'One of the best single volume treatments.' - Times Educational Supplement

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Internal Development of African Society Part 2: The Impact of Islam Part 3: Africa in the Age of European Expansion Part 4: Africa in the Modern World

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Africa / General