: Graham (M.)

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291pp., illus., maps, paperback, London, 2019.


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.