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  • The State of Africaby Martin Meredith

    Simon & Schuster UK 2011; US$ 16.99

    Africa is forever on our TV screens, but the bad-news stories (famine, genocide, corruption) massively outweigh the good (South Africa). Ever since the process of decolonialisation began in the mid-1950s, and arguably before, the continent has appeared to be stuck in a process of irreversible decline. Constant war, improper use of natural resources... more...

  • The Fortunes of Africaby Martin Meredith

    PublicAffairs 2014; US$ 35.00

    Africa has been coveted for its riches ever since the era of the Pharaohs. In past centuries, it was the lure of gold, ivory, and slaves that drew fortune-seekers, merchant-adventurers, and conquerors from afar. In modern times, the focus of attention is on oil, diamonds, and other valuable minerals. Land was another prize. The Romans relied on their... more...

  • Mandelaby Martin Meredith

    PublicAffairs 2010; US$ 21.99

    The acclaimed biography by the author of The Fate of Africa —now with new chapters on Mandela?s post-presidential years more...

  • Born in Africaby Martin Meredith

    PublicAffairs 2011; US$ 15.99

    From the author of The Fate of Africa : a dramatic account of the exploits of anthropologists, archaeologists, and other scientists striving to uncover the mysteries of human origins more...

  • Mugabeby Martin Meredith

    PublicAffairs 2009; US$ 15.99

    By the author of The Fate of Africa : an updated and fully revised edition of "the best argued and best written indictment [of Mugabe] yet."— The Economist ]]> more...

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    PublicAffairs 2008; US$ 21.99

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  • Mandelaby Martin Meredith

    Simon & Schuster UK 2010; US$ 15.99

    Nelson Mandela stands out as one of the most admired political figures of the twentieth century. It was his leadership and moral courage above all that helped to deliver a peaceful end to apartheid in South Africa after years of racial division and violence and to establish a fledgling democracy there. Martin Meredith's vivid portrayal of this towering... more...

  • Born in Africaby Martin Meredith

    Simon & Schuster UK 2011; US$ 13.99

    Africa does not give up its secrets easily. Buried there lie answers about the origins of humankind and the dawn of civilisation. Through a century of archaeological investigation, scientists have transformed our understanding of the beginnings of human life, although vital clues still remain hidden. In Born in Africa, Martin Meredith follows the... more...

  • The State of Africaby Martin Meredith

    Simon & Schuster UK 2011; Not Available

    Africa is forever on our TV screens, but the bad-news stories (famine, genocide, corruption) massively outweigh the good (South Africa). Ever since the process of decolonialisation began in the mid-1950s, and arguably before, the continent has appeared to be stuck in a process of irreversible decline. Constant war, improper use of natural resources... more...

  • Mandelaby Martin Meredith

    Simon & Schuster UK 2010; Not Available

    Nelson Mandela stands out as one of the most admired political figures of the twentieth century. It was his leadership and moral courage above all that helped to deliver a peaceful end to apartheid in South Africa after years of racial division and violence and to establish a fledgling democracy there. Martin Meredith's vivid portrayal of this towering... more...