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4th Edition

A History of Africa

ISBN 9780415252485
Published December 14, 2001 by Routledge
672 Pages

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Book Description

A History of Africa is a thorough narrative history of the continent from its beginnings to the twenty-first century. Long established at the forefront of African Studies, this book addresses the events of the 1990s and beyond.

The issues discussed include:

  • post-apartheid South Africa 
  • the prospects for democratization in Africa at the beginning of the new millennium
  • developments in Muslim North Africa including the threat of Islamic fundamentalism
  • economic and social developments including the devastating impact of Third World debt and the provision of debt relief
  • cultural, environmental and gender issues in Modern Africa.

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Internal Development of African Society  Part 2: The Impact of Islam  Part 3: Africa in the Age of European Expansion  Part 4: Africa in the Modern World

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'One of the best single volume treatments.' - Times Educational Supplement