Africa since Independence

Africa since Independence

Colin Legum
Distribution: World
Publication date: 11/1/1999
Format: paper 120 pages
5.5 x 8.5
ISBN: 978-0-253-21334-1
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Activist, scholar, and political journalist Colin Legum assesses Africa's experience since independence and offers judicious predictions about the continent's future. Covering 50 years of sweeping change, this provocative and insightful book examines Africa's struggle for democracy, mounting economic problems, and AIDS.

Author Bio

Colin Legum now lives in Cape Town, his original home, from which he was for many years banned under apartheid. He is the author of numerous books, including Pan-Africanism: A Brief History and South Africa: Crisis for the West (with Margaret Legum). He was the founder of the African Contemporary Record and edited twenty- three volumes of this publication. He was also co-editor of The Middle East Survey.

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Table of Contents

“The Romantic Period, 1939-1970”
“The Period of Disillusionment, 1970-1985”
“The Period of Realism, 1988-?”
“A Period of Renaissance?”