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Africa: A Modern History

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Description for Africa: A Modern History Hardcover. A revised and updated edition of this magisterial and sweeping history of modern Africa. Num Pages: 1232 pages, 5x4 b/w plates. BIC Classification: 1H; 3JJP; 3JM; HBJH; HBLW3; HBLX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 234 x 156. .
A magisterial and sweeping history of modern Africa. The end of the Second World War signalled the rapid end of the European African empires. In 1945, only four African countries were independent; by 1963, thirty African states created the Organization of African Unity. Despite formidable problems, the 1960s were a time of optimism as Africans enjoyed their new independence, witnessed increases in prosperity and prepared to tackle their political and economic problems in their own way. By the 1990s, however, the high hopes of the 1960s had been dashed. Dictatorship by strongmen, corruption, ... Read more

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About Guy Arnold
Guy Arnold has specialized in African and Third World Affairs for the last fifty years and is the author of a number of books on these themes. His first interest has been in Africa where his involvement began when he created a National Youth Service for Zambia on the eve of Independence. He has been a deeply sympathetic observer of ... Read more

Reviews for Africa: A Modern History
Vast and brilliant... orderly but still managing to nip down a fascinating byway when necessary... a groundbreaking book.
Giles Foden
It is difficult to imagine a better source for reading up on Africa's history.
Gordon Brewer
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