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Africa: A Modern History

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The end of the Second World War heralded the rapid end of European African empires. In 1945, only four African countries were independent; by 1963, thirty African states created the Organization of African Unity. Despite numerous problems, the 1960s were a time of optimism as Africans enjoyed their new independence. By the 1990s, however, the high hopes of the 1960s had be ...more
Hardcover, 1000 pages
Published November 23rd 2005 by Atlantic Books Ltd. (first published November 2005)
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Joel Muinde
Breathtaking and refreshing read. Never regretted buying it or reading it.
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Shelves: history, africa, politics
Wow. A big book. I had to haul this thing around for weeks before I finished it.

It's extremely thorough and goes through history country by country. By the end of the book, pieces come together to make a clear picture. I'd recommend it because it really drives the point on evils of neo-colonialism and the corruption of world politics and "humanitarianism." It's enough to make you jaded for the rest of your life.
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Guy Arnold (born 1932) is a British author based in Marylebone, London, and a specialist in north-south relations who writes mainly in the areas of African history and politics, and international affairs. Over the course of his career, he has worked with the Overseas Development Institute, he created a National Youth Service in Zambia in the period before its independence in 1964, and was Director ...more
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