Born in Africa

The Quest for the Origins of Human Life

By Martin Meredith
(PublicAffairs, Paperback, 9781610391054, 230pp.)

Publication Date: May 2012

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A lucid summary of the current scientific thinking on the origins of humanity. . . Meredith manages to assemble a cogent and compelling narrative from the occasionally messy history of paleoanthropology.” The Washington Post

About the Author
Martin Meredith is a journalist, biographer and historian who has written extensively on Africa and its recent history. He is the author of many books including The State of Africa: A History of the Continent Since Independence; Mugabe: Power, Plunder, and the Struggle for Zimbabwe, and Mandela: A Biography. He lives near Oxford.
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