Contemporary Africa presents an engagingly written and historically-grounded introduction to the myriad events that have shaped the states and peoples of sub-Saharan Africa since the 1970s.
- Offers readers an engaging, historically-grounded introduction to contemporary sub-Saharan Africa
- Covers a wide range of topics that range from political governance of African states since decolonization and issues surrounding economic development to environmental and health policies
- Explores the complex interactions between Africa and the outside world, including military intervention, ‘extractive’ economic relationships, and humanitarian involvement
- Discusses themes within a clear, chronological framework and assumes no prior knowledge of African history