'A contemporary reawakening of the rise, fall and remains of African ancient kingdoms … Illuminates the many myths and histories that make the continent magical. This book is useful in invigorating new interests in the understanding of Africa’s past and present, especially its history of creativity'
'An enlightening non-colonial history … One would hope the “noble savage” trope was debunked decades ago, but were any more nails required for that particular coffin, then this book provides them'
'Fascinating … Great insight into the breadth and depth of African history - in particular the history before Europeans arrived on the scene'
Popular History Books
'With contributions from an array of leading historians, this is a vital work that corrects the tendency to define Africa’s past by European colonisation'
The Irish Times
'There is much that is insightful, new, and useful to commend this book'