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Africa : a modern history

Author: Guy Arnold
Publisher: London : Atlantic, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A revised and updated edition of this magisterial and sweeping history of modern Africa.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Guy Arnold
ISBN: 1843541769 9781843541769 1843541750 9781843541752
OCLC Number: 154166314
Description: xliii, 1028 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Problems of independence --
Ch. 2. The Congo crisis --
Ch. 3. African unity and the formation of the OAU --
Ch. 4. The coup d'etat and the one-party state --
Ch. 5. Problems of development --
Ch. 6. North Africa --
Ch. 7. The Nigerian Civil War --
Ch. 8. West and Equatorial Africa --
Ch. 9. The Horn of Africa --
Ch. 10. East Africa --
Ch. 11. White racism in Central Africa --
Ch. 12. Portugal in Africa --
Ch. 13. South Africa --
Ch. 14. Patterns of development --
Ch. 15. Four different development paths --
Ch. 16. Oil and Israel; a new international economic order --
Ch. 17. The growth of aid --
Ch. 18. Strategic highways --
Ch. 19. The Cold War comes to the Horn --
Ch. 20. Rhodesia --
Ch. 21. The end of Portuguese Africa --
Ch. 22. Namibia --
Ch. 23. South Africa : the critical decade --
Ch. 24. Introduction to the decade : the OAU tries to cope --
Ch. 25. The Arab North --
Ch. 26. The Horn : continuous warfare --
Ch. 27. West Africa : Nigeria and Ghana --
Ch. 28. East and Equatorial Africa --
Ch. 29. Endgame in Southern Africa --
Ch. 30. Development standstill --
Ch. 31. The end of the Cold War --
Ch. 32. South Africa : the last hero --
Ch. 33. Democracy --
Ch. 34. Civil wars : Algeria, Somalia, Sudan --
Ch. 35. Genocide and border confrontation --
Ch. 36. Failed states and the return of the imperial factor --
Ch. 37. The Congo : Africa's great war --
Ch. 38. Mugabe's Zimbabwe --
Ch. 39. Corruption --
Ch. 40. Century's end : globalization.
Responsibility: Guy Arnold.

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Vast and brilliant... orderly but still managing to nip down a fascinating byway when necessary... a groundbreaking book. -- Giles Foden * Guardian * It is difficult to imagine a better source for Read more...

 
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