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Contemporary Africa: A History since 1974

Contemporary Africa: A History since 1974

Keith Somerville

ISBN: 978-1-118-62131-8

Mar 2015

320 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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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