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The Resource Africa's long road since independence : the many histories of a continent, Keith Somerville

Africa's long road since independence : the many histories of a continent, Keith Somerville

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Africa's long road since independence : the many histories of a continent
Title
Africa's long road since independence
Title remainder
the many histories of a continent
Statement of responsibility
Keith Somerville
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Language
eng
Summary
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 saga of decolonization and state-building, conflict, economic problems, but also progress. 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 the granting of independence to Ghana in 1957, with an introductory chapter about pre-colonial societies, slavery and colonial occupation. But the thrust of the book looks at Africa in the closing decades of the old millennium and the beginning of the new millennium. While this book examines post-colonial conflicts within and between new states, it also considers the history of the peoples of Africa - their struggle for economic development in the context of harsh local environments and the economic straitjacket into which they were strapped by colonial rule is charted in detail.0The importance of imposed or inherited structures, whether the global capitalist system, of which Africa is a subordinate part, or the artificial and often inappropriate state borders and political systems set up by colonial powers will be examined in the light of the exercise of agency by African peoples, political movements and leaders
Cataloging source
ERASA
Dewey number
960.3/2
Index
index present
LC call number
DT30.5
LC item number
.S664 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Africa's long road since independence : the many histories of a continent, Keith Somerville
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Continuity and change : from pre-colonial societies through colonial occupation to independent states -- The trials of statehood : disillusionment, dictators, coups and conflict -- Revolution, liberation wars and economic crisis -- Structural adjustment, famine, environmental degradation and aids -- The rainbow nation, Rwanda's genocide, and the good governance balance sheet -- The new millennium -- Africa and the world : a new unity, the China syndrome, and Africa rising
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 408 pages
Isbn
9781849045155
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)910504523
  • 728881
  • (OCoLC)ocn910504523
  • 728881
Label
Africa's long road since independence : the many histories of a continent, Keith Somerville
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Continuity and change : from pre-colonial societies through colonial occupation to independent states -- The trials of statehood : disillusionment, dictators, coups and conflict -- Revolution, liberation wars and economic crisis -- Structural adjustment, famine, environmental degradation and aids -- The rainbow nation, Rwanda's genocide, and the good governance balance sheet -- The new millennium -- Africa and the world : a new unity, the China syndrome, and Africa rising
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 408 pages
Isbn
9781849045155
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)910504523
  • 728881
  • (OCoLC)ocn910504523
  • 728881

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