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

Author: Martin Meredith
Publisher: New York : Public Affairs, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Revised and updated edView all editions and formats
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"Reviewers hailed The Fate of Africa as one of 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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Meredith
ISBN: 9781610390712 1610390717
OCLC Number: 769764825
Description: 770 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Map --
Author's note --
Introduction --
Part I. The Gold Coast experiment --
Revolt on the Nile --
Land of the setting sun --
L'Afrique Noire --
Winds of change --
Heart of darkness --
The white south --
Part II. The birth of nations --
The first dance of freedom --
Feet of clay --
A house divided --
Death of an emperor --
The coming of tyrants --
In search of Ujamaa --
The passing of the old guard --
The slippery slope --
The great plunderer --
White dominoes --
Part III. Red tears --
Fault lines --
The scourge of Aids --
The lost decade --
The struggle for democracy --
A time of triumph --
Part IV. In the name of the prophet --
Black Hawk down --
The graves are not yet full --
Where vultures fly --
Blood diamonds --
No condition is permanent --
The honour of living --
Black gold --
A degree of violence --
Somewhere over the rainbow --
Out of Africa --
Chapter notes --
Select bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Martin Meredith.

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