An entire continent can change significantly in less than a century empires in the sun by lawrence james is the explanation of interaction between africa and europe in the 19th and 20th century the tone of this book is formal which helps thoroughly convey facts and information. A review of a lawrence jamess book empires of the sun which examines the history of colonial africa if you want to learn about africa from 1830 to 1990 this book is essential. A history of the transformation of africa during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries when almost the entire continent became a part of europes global empires this is history written in the grand narrative style james churchill and empire a portrait of an imperialist 2014 etc a . It also glances forward to decolonisation this global conflict is at the centre of lawrence jamess excellent survey of african history from 1830 to 1990 empires in the sun is a brisk well written and jaunty account of european empire building in africa intrigue and devious political calculations propel the fast moving narrative . Empires in the sun the struggle for the mastery of africa lawrence james the one hundred year history of how europe coerced the african continent into its various empires and the resulting story of how africa succeeded in decolonization
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