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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 224
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 196
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 193

    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

    Regular price: $32.22

    • Diamonds, Gold, and War

    • The British, the Boers, and the Making of South Africa
    • By: Martin Meredith
    • Narrated by: Matthew Waterson
    • Length: 19 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 160
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      4 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 141

    Southern Africa was once regarded as a worthless jumble of British colonies, Boer republics, and African chiefdoms, a troublesome region of little interest to the outside world. But then prospectors chanced upon the world’s richest deposits of diamonds and gold, setting off a titanic struggle between the British and the Boers for control of the land. The result was the costliest, bloodiest, and most humiliating war that Britain had waged in nearly a century, and the devastation of the Boer republics.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Engrossing story on the evolution of the modern SA

    • By Cary on 05-23-14

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Born in Africa

    • The Quest for the Origins of Human Life
    • By: Martin Meredith
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
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      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    In Born in Africa, Martin Meredith follows the trail of discoveries about human origins made by scientists over the last hundred years, recounting their intense rivalry, personal feuds, and fierce controversies, as well as their feats of skill and endurance. The results have been momentous. Scientists have identified more than 20 species of extinct humans. They have firmly established Africa as the birthplace not only of humankind but also of modern humans.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Up to date interesting

    • By Simon on 02-15-12

    Regular price: $19.60