The Fate of Africa
A History of Fifty Years of Independence
By (author) Martin Meredith
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Fate of Africa by Martin Meredith
Book DescriptionFifty years ago, as Europes colonial powers withdrew, Africa moved with enormous hope and fervor toward democracy and economic independence. Today, most African countries are effectively bankrupt, prone to civil strife, subject to dictatorial rule, weighed down by debt, and heavily dependent on Western assistance for survival. What went wrong? Focusing on the key personalities, events and themes of the independence era, Martin Merediths magisterial history seeks to explore and explain the myriad problems that Africa has faced in the past half-century, and faces still. Acclaimed by reviewers and readers from across the political spectrum, The Fate of Africa is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand how it came to this - and what, if anything, is to be done.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781586483982
(235mm x 155mm x 44mm)
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 6-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Martin Meredith
Fortunes of Africa, Paperback (March 2016)
Previously published in hardcover in 2014 by PublicAffairs, a member of the Perseus Books Group. Originally published: Great Britain: Simon & Schuster UK Ltd., 2014.
Mandela, Paperback (January 2014)
A thorough and up-to-date biography of Nelson Mandela by Africa scholar Martin Meredith
State of Africa, Paperback (March 2013)
The revised and fully updated edition of the seminal, sweeping history of post-colonial Africa.
Fate of Africa, Paperback (September 2011)» View all books by Martin Meredith
An epic biography of post-colonial Africa, and illuminating insight into its current devastating problems, by one of its most authoritative scholars
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Author Biography - Martin Meredith
Martin Meredith is a journalist, biographer and historian who has written extensively on Africa. His previous books include "In the Name of Apartheid; Nelson Mandela; Our Votes, Our Guns: Robert Mugabe and the Tragedy of Zimbabwe;" and "Elephant Destiny." He lives near Oxford, England.
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