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Published by DK

Foreword by David Olusoga

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About Africa

Immerse yourself in the vast and intricate story of Africa and discover Africa's true place in world history.

Spanning more than 200,000 years, from the emergence of the first humans to the rise of megacities, Africa explores the history and cultures of the world's second-largest continent in vivid detail. It brings to life the stories that shaped Africa and the world around it, from powerful and influential empires and kingdoms such as Mali and Benin, through the struggle against colonization and the fight for independence, to Africa's place on the global stage today.

You will meet some of Africa's most important political and military leaders, including Hannibal, Mansa Moussa, Oba Ewuare, Shaka Zulu, Kwame Nkrumah, Nelson Mandela, and Ellen Sirleaf. Lavish photography showcases the great art and architecture that African civilizations have created, while engaging text written by experts of African heritage covers every facet of African cultures, from music and literature to religions, mythology, and languages. Exclusive CGI illustrations recreate iconic buildings and life in lost cities such as Timbuktu and Great Zimbabwe.

Beautifully illustrated and unparalleled in scope, Africa is the perfect book for anyone who is looking to deepen their understanding of Africa's vital and inspiring history.