Top positive review
Reviewed in the United States on September 1, 2019
This book is exactly what I’ve been looking for: a comprehensive, in-depth discussion of all things Africa. The book is so diverse in scope that the first half taught me eye-opening things about geology, anthropology, scientific methods, agriculture, language, iron smelting, evolution, and more. It really is a fascinating read.
Another reviewer mentioned that this isn’t a “curl up and read all night” kind of book and I agree. The writing style is clear and readable, but the amount of information in just a single short chapter is so dense that it takes me one or two days to digest it and consider it. I read 2-3 chapters a week, usually. I am not quite finished with the book but it’s probably the best non-fiction book I’ve ever read, and I recommend it to anyone with a curious mind.