The Fate of Africa

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/6/2011
  • Publisher: Perseus Books Group

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First published in 2005, The Fate of Africawas 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 Jordan.

Table of Contents

Mapsp. viii
Author's Notep. xiii
Introductionp. 1
The Gold Coast Experimentp. 17
Revolt on the Nilep. 30
Land of the Setting Sunp. 44
L'Afrique Noirep. 58
Winds of Changep. 75
Heart of Darknessp. 93
The White Southp. 116
The Birth of Nationsp. 141
The First Dance of Freedomp. 162
Feet of Clayp. 179
A House Dividedp. 193
Death of an Emperorp. 206
The Coming of Tyrantsp. 218
In Search of Ujamaap. 249
The Passing of the Old Guardp. 260
The Slippery Slopep. 275
The Great Plundererp. 293
White Dominoesp. 309
Red Tearsp. 331
Fault Linesp. 344
The Scourge of Aidsp. 362
The Lost Decadep. 368
The Struggle for Democracyp. 378
A Time of Triumphp. 412
In the Name of the Prophetp. 443
Black Hawk Downp. 464
The Graves are Not Yet Fullp. 485
Where Vultures Flyp. 524
Blood Diamondsp. 545
No Condition is Permanentp. 574
The Honour of Livingp. 588
Black Goldp. 602
A Degree in Violencep. 619
Somewhere Over the Rainbowp. 653
Out of Africap. 686
Chapter Notesp. 705
Select Bibliographyp. 723
Indexp. 752
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