This groundbreaking work was the first of its type to present the entire history of the African continent. The collection sheds light on the pre-colonial era and interweaves Africa’s destiny with the rest of humanity’s, examining its interaction with other continents and the role of Africans in the dialogue between civilizations. Published in eight volumes.
This final volume examines the period from 1935 to the present day. As liberation from the colonial rule progresses, the political, economic and cultural dimensions of the continent are analysed. Acknowledging the original irony that it was the imposition of European imperialism that awakened African consciousness, the volume points up to the vital and growing interrelation of Africa and the rest of the globe.
Volume I: Methodology and African Prehistory
Volume II: Ancient Civilizations of Africa
Volume III: Africa from the Seventh to the Eleventh Century
Volume IV: Africa from the Twelfth to the Sixteenth Century
Volume V: Africa from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century
Volume VI: Africa in the Nineteenth Century until the 1880s (out of print)
Volume VII: Africa under Colonial Domination 1880-1935 (out of print)