A concise introduction to contemporary Africa, with chapters on political systems, the economy, political violence, social movements and civil society, popular culture, Africa beyond the nation-state and Africa's future.
"No danger of a ‘single story’ here! Matthew Graham provides a superb in-depth analysis of the history and politics of contemporary Africa. A brilliant and succinct text. A must read for all scholars of African studies.’ Tanya Lyons, Flinders University, Australia
Matthew Graham is a lecturer in history at the University of Dundee, UK and a research associate in the Centre for African Studies at the University of the Free State, South Africa.