Nov 04, 11
ok, i didn't put a date on this thing because i've been "currently reading" it for ages. i think since xmas. it's quite daunting in length and scope, but there's enough there for a total amateur like me to latch onto---well-told stories of fascinating leaders, thematic links between countries with similar postcolonial experiences, etc. i wonder what someone w. more knowledge of the subject would think of it, though, and all the endorsements from right-leaning pubs makes me wonder if there's a bias i'm not well-versed enough to see (though i can appreciate, at least, that it's not a polemic, one way or the other).