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  • The Fate of Africa

  • A History of the Continent Since Independence
  • By: Martin Meredith
  • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
  • Length: 29 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190

Martin Meredith has revised this classic history to incorporate important recent developments, including the Darfur crisis in Sudan, Robert Mugabe’s continued destructive rule in Zimbabwe, controversies over Western aid and exploitation of Africa’s resources, the growing importance and influence of China, and the democratic movement roiling the North African countries of Tunisia, Egypt, and Jordan.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Africa: Land of Hope and Horror

  • By Jeff on 03-08-14

Good overview of African History

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-18

The Fate of Africa provides a nice overview of modern African history.
Pros:
Good start to understanding and incredible complex Continent.
Handles dense subject matter in a fairly entertaining fashion.
Covers most modern countries of Africa.

Cons:
A western perspective and all that it entails.
The narration leaves much to be desired

This book will not make anyone an expert in any aspect of Africa but will allow readers to have basic understanding of the events that have shaped africa and hopefully lead to further studying in areas that interest them.