By Richard J. Reid
Up to date and revised to emphasize long term views on present matters dealing with the continent, the recent 2nd variation of A historical past of contemporary Africa recounts the entire breadth of Africa's political, monetary, and social heritage over the last centuries.
- Adopts a long term method of present concerns, stressing the significance of nineteenth-century and deeper indigenous dynamics in explaining Africa's later twentieth-century challenges
- Places a better specialise in African supplier, particularly throughout the colonial encounter
- Includes extra in-depth insurance of non-Anglophone Africa
- Offers extended insurance of the post-colonial period to take account of modern advancements, together with the clash in Darfur and the political unrest of 2011 in Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya
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