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Grasping Africa A Tale of Achievement and Tragedy by Stephen Chan

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Published by I. B. Tauris .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • African history,
  • African studies,
  • Contemporary Politics - Africa,
  • Foreign Relations 1990-,
  • Political Science,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Africa,
  • Political Science / International Relations,
  • Africa - General,
  • International Relations - General

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages224
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8957971M
ISBN 101845112857
ISBN 109781845112851

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Get this from a library! Grasping Africa: a tale of tragedy and achievement. [Stephen Chan] -- "Africa is huge, internationally vital, potentially rich and powerful yet mired in failure - political, economic, social and even cultural. Yet the story of contemporary Africa is not just one of.   Taking South Africa as part of Africa, the book argues, can best reveal what is common to the continent as a whole. Its unwavering commitment to bring South Africa back in, however, remains as uncommon today as it was twenty years ago. And so the question of South Africa and African studies remains imperative.   For those seeking an in-depth historical account of Africa, this book will not be enough, but for those beginning to understand that African problems deserve African solutions, this could provide the first step on a longer road towards a less naïve, more worldly view of the faults and possibilities that animate such a diverse : Lizzy Attree.   Critical and objective yet involved and sympathetic, Grasping Africa demonstrates Stephen Chan's deep understanding of the history and politics of Africa based on his long and often dangerously-obtained experience of the continent Includes bibliographical references (pages ) and index Print version record :

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