A history of post-colonial Africa, exploring the continent's troubled trajectory from the optimism of the independence era to the seemingly intractable problems it faces.
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'A brilliant and vitally important work for all who wish to understand Africa and its beleaguered people' -- Jay Freeman, Booklist
'A series of often vivid country snapshots . . . Meredith is a sure guide to this colossal, sad story' -- R. W. Johnson, Sunday Times
'A towering history . . . It is the sheer readability that makes it one of the decade's most important works on Africa' -- Publishers Weekly
'As a popular introduction to the subject it could hardly be bettered' -- Piers Brendon, Sunday Telegraph
'This book is important . . . [It] is also great narrative . . . A spectacularly clear view of the African political jungle' -- Richard Dowden, Spectator
Martin Meredith is the author of many acclaimed books on Africa including lives of Robert Mugabe and Nelson Mandela and COMING TO TERMS: SOUTH AFRICA'S SEARCH FOR TRUTH. He lives near Oxford.
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Book Description Free Press, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110743232224
Book Description Free Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0743232224 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0298129
Book Description Free Press, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0743232224