Martin wrote the first major biography of Nelson Mandela and published a revised edition in 2011. Public Affairs published Mugabe and his best-selling The State of Africa tracking the continent since independence movements in the 1960’s and which has combined English language sales of over 300,000 . This was updated on 2011 to include a chapter on the Chinese in Africa. Diamonds, Gold and War: The Making of South Africa has been published very successfully with Simon and Schuster UK/Public Affairs who published his fascinating Man in Africa, about the search for the origins of man, in 2011. His major new work , The Fortunes of Africa tracing the continent from the Pharaohs to today, will be published by Simon and Schuster UK , Public Affairs US and De Bezige Bij Netherlands in Autumn 2014.