This is a concise but sweeping account of the African past, its peoples, and their institutions. The book attempts to provide an overview of African history without getting bogged down in details and data. This approach is very useful for general readers who seek to gain an understanding of the major trends and developments, and for teachers who plan to supplement this text with primary sources depending on the emphasis of the course.
Robert O. Collins, University of California at Santa Barbara, is the author of eighteen books. This is going to become our bestselling text book especially in combination with Documents of the African Past edited by Robert O. Collins