DAVIDSON, Basil. British, b. 1914. Genres: History, International relations/Current affairs. Career: Writer and Historian. Paris Correspondent, 1945-47, and Chief Foreign Leader Writer, 1947-49, The Times, London; Special Correspondent, New Statesman, London, 1949-53; Leader Writer, Daily Mirror, London, 1959-61; professorships in Europe, Africa, and USA, 1962-. Publications: Partisan Picture, 1946; Germany: From Potsdam to Partition, 1950; Report on Southern Africa, 1952; Daybreak in China, 1953; (ed. with A. Ademola) The New West Africa, 1953; The African Awakening, 1954; Turkestan Alive, 1957; Old Africa Rediscovered, 1959; Black Mother: The African Slave Trade, 1961; (with P. Strand) Tir a Mhurain: The Outer Hebrides, 1962; A Guide to African History, 1963; Which Way Africa?, 1964; The African Past, 1964; A History of West Africa to 1800, 1965; Africa: History of a Continent, 1966, rev. ed. as Africa in History, 1968; A History of Eastern and Central Africa to the Late 19th Century, 1967; The Africans: An Entry to Cultural History (in US as The African Genius), 1969; The Liberation of Guinea, 1969; Discovering Our African Heritage, 1971; In the Eye of the Storm: Angola's People, 1972; Black Star: View of the Life and Times of Nkrumah, 1973; Can Africa Survive? Arguments against Growth without Development, 1974; (with P. Strand) Ghana: An African Portrait, 1976; Discovering Africa's Past, 1978; Africa in Modern History, 1978 (in US as Let Freedom Come); Special Operations Europe, 1980; The People's Cause, 1981; The Story of Africa, 1984; The Fortunate Isles, 1989; The Black Man's Burden, 1992; Modern Africa, 1993; The Search for Africa: Essays on Culture and Politics, 1994; West Africa before the Colonial Era: A History to 1850, 1998. NOVELS: Highway Forty, 1949; Golden Horn, 1952; The Rapids, 1955; Lindy (in US as Ode to a Young Love), 1958; The Andrassy Affair (novel), 1966.