A History of Africa

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.