This book, based on twenty-three years of research, field work, and contacts with both Malians and non-Malians familiar with Mali, provides an overview of its history, economic development, culture and society. It is intended for general readers and specialists who are interested to know about Mali.
1. Introduction 2. Early History 3. Conquest, Colonial Rule, and Independence 4. Malian Politics Since Independence 5. Culture and Society 6. The Economy 7. Mali's International Relations