236 pages | 2 B/W Illus.
Africa finds itself at the centre stage of world politics in the twenty-first century. To truly determine its rising influence and role in world affairs would mean unravelling the politics of imperialism, the Cold War and globalisation.
Going beyond Euro-American perspectives, this book presents a comprehensive study of Africa and its role in world politics.
Africa in World Affairs:
• Closely examines the transition of Africa in its colonial and post-colonial phases;
• Explores the intellectual history of modern Africa through liberation struggles, social movements, leaders and thinkers;
• Investigates the continent’s relationships with former colonial powers such as Britain, France and Portugal; untangles complexities of French neo-colonialism and sheds light on the role of the superpower, such as the USA and major and rising powers like China and India;
• Highlights complex and wide-ranging diversities of the region, and the ways in which it continues to negotiate with issues of modernity, racism and globalisation.
A core text on Africa and the world, this book will be indispensable for students of African studies, politics and international relations, and history. It will also be a must-read for policymakers, diplomats and government think tanks.
Introduction. 1. Colonial, Anti-colonial and Post-Colonial in Continuum 2. Emancipatory Winds of Pan-Africanism and African Unity Movements 3. South Africa: From Racism and Apartheid to African Renaissance 4. Exploring the Trail of French Neo-Colonial Dominance in Sub-Saharan Africa 5. Changing Complexities of the USA’s Imperial Policies in Africa 6. Unraveling complex shades in Sino-African Ensemble: Altruistic, Neo-Imperialist or Just a Partnership in the Development Process? 7. India’s Growing Presence in Africa: From a Developing Country to a Rising Power. Conclusion.