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The state of Africa : a history of the continent since independence

Author: Martin Meredith
Publisher: London : Simon & Schuster, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [New] editionView all editions and formats
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Reviewers Hailed the Fate of Africa as one of the decade's most important works on Africa when it was first published. Now author Martin Meredith has revised this classic history to incorporate important recent developments, including the Darfur crisis in Sudan, Robert Mugabe's continued destructive rule in Zimbabwe, controversies over Western aid and exploitation of Africa's resources, the growing importance and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Meredith
ISBN: 9780857203885 0857203886 9780857203892 0857203894
OCLC Number: 818450954
Notes: This edition originally published: 2011.
Description: vi, 770 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 20 cm
Contents: Maps --
Author's Note --
Introduction --
Part I 1. The Gold Coast Experiment --
2. Revolt on the Nile --
3. Land of the Setting Sun --
4. L'Afrique Noire --
5. Winds of Change --
6. Heart of Darkness --
7. The White South --
Part II 8. The Birth of Nations --
9. The First Dance of Freedom --
10. Feet of Clay --
11. A House Divided --
12. Death of an Emperor --
13. The Coming of Tyrants --
14. In Search of Ujamaa --
15. The Passing of the Old Guard --
16. The Slippery Slope --
17. The Great Plunderer --
18. White Dominoes --
Part III 19. Red Tears --
20. Fault Lines --
21. The Scourge of Aids --
22. The Lost Decade --
23. The Struggle for Democracy --
24. A Time of Triumph --
Part IV 25. In the Name of the Prophet --
26. Black Hawk Down --
27. The Graves are Not Yet Full --
28. Where Vultures Fly --
29. Blood Diamonds --
30. No Condition is Permanent --
31. The Honour of Living --
32. Black Gold --
33. A Degree in Violence --
34. Somewhere Over the Rainbow --
35. Out of Africa --
Chapter Notes --
Select Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Martin Meredith.

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The revised and fully updated edition of the seminal, sweeping history of post-colonial Africa.  Read more...

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