A History of Sub-Saharan Africa
The second edition of A History of Sub-Saharan Africa continues to provide an accessible introduction to the continent's history for students and general readers. It places events and developments that general readers will be familiar with into a broad context, emphasising the role of environment and geography in shaping the African past.
Robert O. Collins (1933-2008) began his career in Africa in 1956 when he traveled to the newly independent nation of Sudan. He earned graduate degrees from Oxford and Columbia Universities. He taught African history at the University of California, Santa Barbara for forty years. He is the author of over twenty books on African history.