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Title:Africa: A Modern History
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Guy Arnold
Publisher:Atlantic Books Ltd.
ISBN:1843541750
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:1000
Category:Africa, Non fiction, History, Politics

Africa: A Modern History by Guy Arnold

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Africa: A Modern History The end of the Second World War heralded the rapid end of European African empires In only four African countries were independent by thirty African states created the Organization of African Unity Despite numerous problems the s were a time of optimism as Africans enjoyed their new independence By the s however the high hopes of the s had been dashed Dictatorships by strongmen corruption civil wars genocide widespread poverty and the interventions and manipulations of the major world powers had all relegated Africa to the position of a Third World basket case the poorest and least developed continent on the planet In i Africa A Modern History i Guy Arnold brings a lifetime of thought and experience to his examination of the continent during these momentous years He argues that imperialism has cast a long shadow and differentiates between external pressures to control Africa and the internal failures of its leadership Additionally he asks whether twenty first century Africa can promote its own recovery and renaissance At one thousand pages and with more than fifty maps and fifty illustrations i Africa A Modern History i will become the definitive reference work on Africa in the twentieth century

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