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 background at the peopling of an environmentally opposed continent. Africans were pioneers suffering opposed to ailment and nature, yet over the past century their inherited tradition has interacted with scientific development to supply the main swift inhabitants development the realm has ever visible. This re-creation accommodates genetic and linguistic findings, throwing gentle on early African heritage and summarises learn that has reworked the research of the Atlantic slave exchange. It additionally examines the implications of a quickly growing to be younger inhabitants, the hopeful yet doubtful democratisation and fiscal restoration of the early twenty-first century, the containment of the AIDS epidemic and the turmoil inside Islam that has produced the Arab Spring. Africans: The historical past of a Continent is hence a unmarried tale binding glossy women and men to their earliest human ancestors.

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