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I imagined that Meredith would just hit some high points since there are so many countries involved, but he manages to go into just the right level of detail on all of the key... Read morePublished 10 months ago by John Desmond
Excellent, deeply depressing, very readable account of the horrors that followed independence across Africa. Read morePublished 21 months ago by JJ Kayame
This book is a great read, and gives the reader lots of clear and concise information on African nations from the heights of independence in the 1950's through to today and helps... Read morePublished 22 months ago by BG
Well-written narration of the history of Africa, each region's nuances and the pitfalls post colonialism. Read morePublished on May 11, 2013 by Sitto
It is a fast-moving review of the recent history of pretty much all the various states in Africa. Slightly awkward to read, as the book appears to be laid out one-third... Read morePublished on October 10, 2012 by blah blah
I highly recommend it to anyone looking for an introduction to how Africa arrived at its present situation. Highly readable from an excellent author.Published on May 6, 2012 by madcows
Meredith's book lives up to its hype as the essential primer for anyone attempting to understand the hugely disparate and complex historical and social tapestry of the Dark... Read morePublished on January 27, 2012 by TCOMGUY
Excellent, a must read for any African wanting to get a broader perspective on events in Africa spanning the past 50 years.Published on January 16, 2012 by lawquill
'The State if Africa' is an extremely detailed account of African politics in the last 50 years. It looks at the whole continent in a roughly chronological order and has some... Read morePublished on February 2, 2011 by Spider Monkey