THE RISE OF AFRICA'S MIDDLE CLASS, myths, realities and critical engagements

: Melber (H.) ed.

R 385.00
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219pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2017


First published in the UK in 2016.

"As this empirically grounded book richly demonstrates, there would be little left to write home about being middle class, even by modest African standards, if middle class Africans were to seriously consider including fellow citizens in the personal success they are credited with." Francis Nyamnjoh, University of Cape Town

Contributions include:
"'Somewhere above poor but below rich': explorations into the species of the African middle class(es)" by Henning Melber
"Emerging Middle Class Political Subjectivities in Post-War Angola" by Jon Schubert
"The Middle Class of Mozambique and the Politics of the Blank Slate" by Jason Sumich
"South Africa's Black Middle Class Professionals" by Amuzweni Ngoma.

Henning Melber is Senior Research Associate at Nordic Africa Institute in Uppsala, Sweden. He is also Extraordinary Professor at the Department of Political Sciences, University of Pretoria, and Professor Extraordinary at the Centre for Africa Studies, University of the Free State.