Contains nearly 100 specially drawn maps and almost 200 illustrations, a number of which are new for this edition
Takes a deliberately African viewpoint of the European involvement in Africa
Provides a carefully constructed examination of the colonial period and the problems of post-colonial Africa
Presents expanded coverage of modern Africa with more on issues such as economic concerns, globalisation, international organisations, climate change, HIV/AIDS, and the role of China
Opens with a new Introduction which includes a helpful historiographical overview
Features a companion website offering additional historical debate and critical discussion to complement specific parts of the text; key points to remember for each chapter; a variety of essay questions and exercises; and other resources to enhance the learning experience.