Fortunes of Africa : A 5,000 Year History of Wealth, Greed and Endeavour Paperback
In this vast and vivid panorama of history, Martin Meredith, bestselling author of The State of Africa, follows the fortunes of Africa over a period of 5,000 years.
With compelling narrative, he traces the rise and fall of ancient kingdoms and empires; the spread of Christianity and Islam; the enduring quest for gold and other riches; the exploits of explorers and missionaries; and the impact of European colonisation.
He examines, too, the fate of modern African states and concludes with a glimpse into their future.
This is history on an epic scale.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 768 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
- Publication Date: 04/06/2015
- Category: African history
- ISBN: 9781471135453