- Foreword by Paul Collier
- Part One: The Peopling of a Continent
- Chapter 1: Who Wants to Be a Billionaire?
- Chapter 2: Malthus on CNN
- Part Two: Africa on the Move
- Chapter 3: A Black Peril?
- Chapter 4: Crowded Roads
- Part Three: Africa Versus Growth
- Chapter 5: The Undiscoverable Curse
- Chapter 6: The Great Wheel of Growth
- Part Four: When Africa Awakes
- Chapter 7: The Great Clean-Up
- Chapter 8: Emerging Africa
- Part Five: God's Africa
- Chapter 9: Urban Compositions
- Chapter 10: Crescent and Cross
- Chapter 11: Switched-On Africa
- Chapter 12: The End of Ethnicity
- Chapter 13: African Democracy
- Part Six: One March, Three Directions
- Chapter 14: Countries of Rent, Countries in Danger
- Chapter 15: The Vanguard of Development
- Chapter 16: Fragile Africa: One Crisis After Another
- Part Seven: Africa, The World's Vitality
- Chapter 17: The End of Infinity
- Chapter 18: Light Against Darkness
- Chapter 19: The Hunger for Land
- Chapter 20: The Struggle for Man
- Part Eight: The Newcomer at the Feast of Nations
- Chapter 21: Africa Courted
- Chapter 22: Emerging Powers: Africa's New Exploiters?
- Chapter 23: Acknowledging Africa
Wall Street Journal
"Clearly conceived, cleanly structured, tightly written and lucidly expressed. A highly readable text."
"Their optimistic analysis of the continent and its inhabitants should be read by all who are interested in looking at Africa with a fresh and different perspective."
African Security Review
"A significant book for those interested in questions of economic and cultural change."
"Africa's Moment has the great value of underlining that Africa's future is indeed in the hands of Africans."
"A timely and positive assessment of Africa's prospects founded upon deep understanding and a distinctive perspective."
Paul Collier, University of Oxford
"The West is wedded to a retrograde vision of Africa's past and know nothing of its present, even less of its future. This unprecedented book forces revision of that outlook by addressing a world, just a few decades from now, where one in four human beings will be African."
Keith Hart, University of London