Welcome to the companion website for The History of Africa: The Quest for Eternal Harmony, 2nd edition.
There is a paradox about Africa: it remains a subject that attracts considerable attention yet rarely is there a full appreciation of its complexity. African historiography has typically consisted of writing Africa for Europe—instead of writing Africa for itself, as itself, from its own perspectives. The History of Africa redresses this by letting the perspectives of Africans themselves take center stage.
The new edition includes information on the Arab Spring, the rise of FrancAfrica, the presence of the Chinese in Africa, and the birth of South Sudan. The chapters go up to the present day, addressing US President Barack Obama's policies toward Africa.
On this companion website, you will find supporting resources for each chapter of the book, including images, video and audio clips, primary documents, further reading lists, and links for further research.