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Martin Meredith is a historian, journalist, and biographer. He has written several books on Africa and its modern history.

Martin Meredith
OccupationAuthor and commentator
GenreBiographies, History

Meredith first worked as a foreign correspondent in Africa for The Observer and Sunday Times, then as a research fellow at St Antony's College, Oxford.[1] Living near Oxford, he is now an independent commentator and author.

Meredith's writing has been described as authoritative and well-documented, despite the pessimism so often imposed upon his subject matter.[2]

BibliographyEdit

  • The Fortunes of Africa: A 5,000-Year History of Wealth, Greed and Endeavour (2014) ISBN 978-1-86842-643-0
  • The State of Africa: A History of the Continent Since Independence (2013)
  • Born in Africa: The Quest for the Origins of Human Life. Simon and Schuster. 2011. ISBN 978-0-85720-667-1.
  • Diamonds, Gold and War (2007) ISBN 978-1-58648-473-6
  • Mugabe: Power, Plunder, and the Struggle for Zimbabwe's Future (2007) ISBN 978-1-58648-558-0
  • The State of Africa: A History of Fifty Years of Independence (2006) ISBN 978-0-7432-3222-7
  • The Fate of Africa: From the Hopes of Freedom to the Heart of Despair (2006) ISBN 978-1-58648-398-2
  • Elephant Destiny: Biography Of An Endangered Species In Africa (2004) ISBN 978-1-58648-233-6
  • Our Votes, Our Guns: Robert Mugabe and the Tragedy of Zimbabwe (2003) ISBN 978-1-58648-186-5
  • Fischer's Choice (2002) ISBN 978-1-86842-131-2
  • Coming to Terms: South Africa’s Search for Truth (2001) ISBN 978-1-903985-09-0
  • The First Dance of Freedom (1985) ISBN 978-0-349-12314-1
  • Nelson Mandela: A Biography (1999) ISBN 978-0-312-19992-0
  • In the Name of Apartheid: South Africa’s New Era (1988) ISBN 978-0-06-430163-3
  • The Past is Another Country: Rhodesia 1890–1979 (1979) ISBN 0-233-97121-1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Martin Meredith on Perseus Books at the Wayback Machine (archived 2006-01-08)
  2. ^ Maslin, Janet (8 August 2005). "Africa and Its Rapacious Leaders". nytimes.com. Retrieved 29 April 2019.

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