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Edited By: PM Martin and P O'Meara

470 pages, 100 Photos, 25 Maps

James Currey

Paperback | Jan 1995 | #90512 | ISBN: 0852552300
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Contents: Introduction; The African Past; Society and Culture; Economics and Politics.

'...handy, stimulating, and up-to-date' - J.D. Fage in Journal of African History


Introduction: Africa - problems and perspectives; the contemporary map of Africa. Part One The African past: prehistoric Africa; aspects of early African history; Islam and African societies; Africa and Europe before 1900; the colonial era; decolonization, independence and the failure of politics. Part Two Society and culture: social organization in Africa; economic life in African villages and towns; African systems of thought; African art; African music; popular culture in urban Africa; African literature; social change in contemporary Africa. Part Three Economics and politics: African politics since indepemdence; economic change in contemporary Africa; the African development crisis; African resources for undergraduates - a bibliographic essay.

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