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Africa's Long Road Since Independence

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Description for Africa's Long Road Since Independence Paperback. Num Pages: 496 pages. BIC Classification: 1HF; 3JJP; 3JM; HBJH; HBLW3; HBLX; JPS. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 132 x 197 x 27. Weight in Grams: 342.
'A superb book...genuinely innovative' Jack Spence OBE, King's College London Over the last half century, sub-Saharan Africa has not had one history, but many. Histories that have intertwined, converged and diverged. They have involved a continuing process of decolonization and state-building, conflict, economic problems but also progress and the perpetual interplay of structure and agency. This new view of those histories looks in particular at the relationship between territorial, economic, political and societal structures and human agency in the complex and sometimes confusing development of an independent Africa. The story starts well before ... Read more

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About Keith Somerville
A career journalist with the BBC World Service and BBC News for three decades, specialising in Africa, Keith Somerville writes and lectures on African affairs and is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London. His books include Radio Propaganda and The Broadcasting of Hatred.

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A superb book...genuinely innovative, demonstrating a fine understanding of the role of structure and agency in the continent's 'many histories'. The argument will appeal to an audience seeking a convincing and well-researched account.
Jack Spence, OBE, Professor of Diplomacy, King's College London This unusually accessible study of Africa's many histories since 1970 owes its distinctiveness to the author's career...a ... Read more

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