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    DescriptionAfrica is forever on our TV screens, but the bad-news stories (famine, genocide, corruption) massively outweigh the good (South Africa). Ever since the process of de-colonialisation began in the mid-1950s, and arguably before, the continent has appeared to be stuck in a process of irreversible decline. Constant war, improper use of natural resources and misappropriation of revenues and aid monies contribute to an impression of a continent beyond hope. How did we get here? What, if anything, is to be done? Fully revised and updated and weaving together the key stories and characters of the last sixty years into a stunningly compelling and coherent narrative, Martin Meredith has produced the definitive history of how European ideas of how to organise 10,000 different ethnic groups has led to what Tony Blair described as the 'scar on the conscience of the world'. Authoritative, provocative and consistently fascinating, this is the updated edition of the seminal book on one of the most important issues facing the West today.

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    The State of Africa
    A History of the Continent Since Independence
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Martin Meredith
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 784
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 37 mm
    Weight: 586 g
    ISBN 13: 9780857203885
    ISBN 10: 0857203886

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    Libri: ENGM2000
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    Simon & Schuster Ltd
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    Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Publication date
    14 March 2013
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    Author Information
    Martin Meredith is a journalist, biographer and historian who has written extensively on Africa and its recent history. He is the author of many books including The State of Africa: A History of the Continent Since Independence; Mugabe: Power, Plunder, and the Struggle for Zimbabwe, and Mandela: A Biography. He lives near Oxford.
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