Africa: Endurance and Change South of the Sahara

Africa: Endurance and Change South of the Sahara

By: Catherine Coquery-Vidrovitch (author), David Maisel (translator)Paperback

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This masterful synthesis explains how Africa has come to be a land torn by incessant conflict among its impoverished peoples and countries, a continent living through the gravest social revolution of its history, experiencing the world's fastest demographic growth. Weaving together four major themes - population, political power, the peasantry, and the new growth of the cities - Coquery-Vidrovitch demonstrates the need to recognize the extremely complex heritage of African societies if one is to understand the present or act upon the future of the continent.

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About Author

Catherine Coquery-Vidrovitch is Professor of History at the University of Paris. She is the author and editor of numerous books on historical and contemporary Africa.

Product Details

  • publication date: 29/05/1992
  • ISBN13: 9780520078819
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 448
  • ID: 9780520078819
  • weight: 472
  • ISBN10: 0520078810
  • translations: French

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