29 May 2024

Zeinab Badawi digs deep into the overlooked and untold history of Africa

From Nine To Noon, 10:05 am on 29 May 2024

Zeinab Badawi will be a familiar voice to many from her time as a BBC journalist and presenter.

Her new book: An African History of Africa emerged from a nine-part documentary series for BBC World News in which she spent seven years travelling to more than 30 countries. It digs deep into the overlooked history and culture of the continent - moving beyond a Western-centric view and bringing to life some of the colourful and powerful characters of Africa's past.

Zeinab herself is of Africa - she was born in Sudan and has lived in England from the age of two. But this book, she says is for everyone - since everyone is originally from Africa.

An image of Zeinab Badawi and her book cover 'An African History of Africa'

Photo: Supplied: Penguin