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Contemporary Africa : challenges and opportunities

Author: Toyin Falola; Emmanuel M Mbah
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Series: African Histories and Modernities
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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60 years after independence, African nations still find it difficult to face a number of challenges, from establishing meaningful democratic institutions to establish social structures centered on  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Toyin Falola; Emmanuel M Mbah
ISBN: 9781137438911 1137438916
OCLC Number: 875770835
Description: xiv, 261 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : change and continuity in contemporary Africa / Toyin Falola and Emmanuel M. Mbah --
Mau Mau inventions and reinventions / Mickie Mwanzia Koster --
Race and social islands in Kenya's urban spaces / Brillian Besi Muhonja --
The Second World War and Africa's socio-economic infrastructures : a case study of the Nigerian railroad system / Tokunbo A. Ayoola --
The Cold War and the emergence of economic divergences : Africa and Asia compared / S.U. Fwatshak --
Africa's debt burden and the HIPC initiative : Cameroon, from challenges to opportunity / Augustine Ayuk --
The effects of family size on socioeconomic status in Cameroon : a critical analysis / Consoler T. Teboh --
Music & the politics of culture in a South African Zulu HIV/AIDS experience : implications for 'post-apartheid' discourse / Austin C. Okigbo --
A parallel evolution : the Southern Africa Project of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, apartheid, and American civil rights / Myra Ann Houser --
The migration of professionals from Africa : assessing the impact of the 'brain drain' from the continent / JK Mapulanga-Hulston --
Conclusion : Africa that works / Toyin Falola and Emmanuel M. Mbah.
Series Title: African Histories and Modernities
Responsibility: edited by Toyin Falola and Emmanuel M. Mbah.
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