By John Iliffe

In an unlimited and all-embracing learn of Africa, from the origins of mankind to the current day, John Iliffe refocuses its heritage at the peopling of an environmentally opposed continent. Africans were pioneers suffering opposed to sickness and nature, yet over the past century their inherited tradition has interacted with scientific growth to provide the main fast inhabitants progress the area has ever visible. This re-creation accommodates genetic and linguistic findings, throwing mild on early African heritage and summarises study that has remodeled the research of the Atlantic slave exchange. It additionally examines the results of a swiftly turning out to be younger inhabitants, the hopeful yet doubtful democratisation and financial restoration of the early twenty-first century, the containment of the AIDS epidemic and the turmoil inside of Islam that has produced the Arab Spring. Africans: The historical past of a Continent is hence a unmarried tale binding smooth women and men to their earliest human ancestors.

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