Product Description 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, thisÂ book addresses the events of the 1990s and beyond. The issues discussed include: post-apartheid South AfricaÂ 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. Review 'One of the best single volume treatments.' - Times Educational Supplement About the Author J.D. Fage was formerly Professor of History at the University of Birmingham and is now retired. His books include The Cambridge History of Africa: From c.500 BC to 1050 AD (CUP, 1979) and Ghana (Greenwood Press, 1983). William Tordoff is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Government at the University of Manchester and author of Government and Politics in Africa (Macmillan, 1997).