Synopses & Reviews
First published in 2005, The Fate of Africa
was hailed by reviewers as "A masterpiece....The nonfiction book of the year" (The New York Post
); "a magnificent achievement" (Weekly Standard
); "a joy," (Wall Street Journal
) and "one of the decadeand#8217;s most important works on Africa" (Publishers Weekly
, starred review).
Now Martin Meredith has revised this classic history to incorporate important recent developments, including the Darfur crisis in Sudan, Robert Mugabeand#8217;s continued destructive rule in Zimbabwe, controversies over Western aid and exploitation of Africaand#8217;s resources, the growing importance and influence of China, and the democratic movement roiling the North African countries of Tunisia, Egypt, and Jordan.
An epic biography of post-colonial Africa, and illuminating insight into its current devastating problems, by one of its most authoritative scholars
About the Author
is a journalist, biographer, and historian who has written extensively on Africa. His books include Mandela: A Biography
; Diamonds, Gold and War
; Born in Africa;
and, most recently, Fortunes of Africa
. He lives near Oxford, England.