AFRICA UPRISING, popular protest and political change

: Branch (A.) & Mampilly (Z.)

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251pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Cape Town, 2015


First published in the UK in 2015.

An assessment of popular activism in contemporary Africa, situated in its historical and regional contexts.

"Increasingly interconnected and better informed than ever, Africa's peoples are more and more ready to go onto the streets in defence of their rights. Branch and Mampilly skillfully show how African politics is changing and how the collective agency of the ordinary citizen is something that will progressively shape political culture and practice across the continent. A luta continua!" Ian Taylor, University of St Andrews

"This accessible account of popular demands for an end to poverty challenges conventional narratives about democratization, economic development and a rising middle class. Recommended." Michael Bratton, Michigan State University

Adam Branch is Associate Professor of Political Science at San Diego State University.
Zachariah Mampilly is Director of the Programme in Africana Studies and Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Vassar College.