The Fate of Africa

The Fate of Africa : A History of the Continent Since Independence

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First published in 2005, The Fate of Africa was hailed by reviewers as "A masterpiece....The nonfiction book of the year" ( The New York Post ) "a magnificent achievement" ( Weekly Standard ) "a joy," ( Wall Street Journal ) and "one of the decade's most important works on Africa" ( Publishers Weekly , starred review). Now Martin Meredith has revised this classic history to incorporate important recent developments, including the Darfur crisis in Sudan, Robert Mugabe's continued destructive rule in Zimbabwe, controversies over Western aid and exploitation of Africa's resources, the growing importance and influence of China, and the democratic movement roiling the North African countries of Tunisia, Egypt, and more

Product details

  • Paperback | 816 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 55.88mm | 1,020.58g
  • The Perseus Books Group
  • PublicAffairs,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised, Updated
  • Including three 8-pp. B/W photo inserts on text
  • 1610390717
  • 9781610390712
  • 165,468

About Martin Meredith

Martin Meredith is a journalist, biographer, and historian who has written extensively on Africa. His books include Mandela: A Biography Mugabe Diamonds, Gold and War Born in Africa and, most recently, Fortunes of Africa. He lives near Oxford, more

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