This series of 20 programmes is based on a unique project, overseen by UNESCO known as the GHA: the General History of Africa - Africa’s history, culture and heritage written and told by Africans themselves. Zeinab Badawi travels across more than thirty countries in west, east, central and southern Africa and explores the continent’s history from the beginning of time to the modern era with the goal to 'set history straight'. She captures key moments in Africa’s history in her conversations with Africans from all walks of life including leading historians from across Africa and she brings alive some of the lesser known heroes and heroines of the continent’s past. This is a search for truth and identity - uncovering hidden chapters and perspectives of Africa’s history and revising distorted interpretations.