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Africa through an innovative lens,
This review is from: Global Shadows: Africa in the Neoliberal World Order (Paperback)
Ferguson has obviously been embedded in African studies for a considerable length of time, and this series of essays reflects that in its depth. As indicated in the introduction, the author works to evaluate the relationship between Africa and globalization from a pan-Africanist view. Using a series of case studies from his own research and others, Fergussen succeeds in painting a picture of a globalized Africa that often goes beyond conventional understandings of the continent.
As a student of international development, I have almost exclusively looked at Africa through the lense of humanitarian crisis. This book provides the reader an opportunity to engage with the continent in a much more complex sense. I would certainly recommend it as the best text on Africa I've read so far.