The Fate of Africa: From the Hopes of Freedom to the Heart of Despair : a History of Fifty Years of Independence
Public Affairs, 2005 - 752 ページ
"The fortunes of Africa have changed dramatically in the fifty years since the independence era began. As Europe's colonial powers withdrew, dozens of new states were launched amid much jubilation and to the world's applause. African leaders stepped forward with energy and enthusiasm to tackle the problems of development and nation-building, boldly proclaiming their hopes of establishing new societies that might offer inspiration to the world at large. The circumstances seemed auspicious. Independence came in the midst of an economic boom. On the world stage, African states excited the attention of the world's rival power blocs; in the Cold War era, the position that each newly independent state adopted in its relations with the West or the East was viewed as a matter of crucial importance. Africa was considered too valuable a prize to lose." "Today, Africa is spoken of only in pessimistic terms. The sum of its misfortunes - its wars, its despotisms, its corruption, its droughts - is truly daunting. No other area of the world arouses such a sense of foreboding. Few states have managed to escape the downward spiral: Botswana stands out as a unique example of an enduring multi-party democracy; South Africa, after narrowly avoiding revolution, has emerged in the post-apartheid era as a well-managed democratic state. But most African countries are effectively bankrupt, prone to civil strife, subject to dictatorial rule, weighted down by debt, and heavily dependent on Western assistance for survival." "So what went wrong? What happened to this vast continent, so rich in resources, culture and history, to bring it so close to destitution and despair in the space of two generations?" "Focusing on the key personalities, events and themes of the independence era, Martin Meredith's narrative history seeks to explore and explain the myriad problems that Africa has faced in the past half-century, and faces still. The Fate of Africa is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand how it came to this - and what, if anything, is to be done."--BOOK JACKET.
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Review: The Fate of Africa: A History of Fifty Years of Independenceユーザー レビュー - Michael Griswold - Goodreads
Martin Meredith's "The Fate of Africa" is an extensively researched 700 page tome that takes the reader throughout the African continent in the fifty years since independence from the Europeans who ... レビュー全文を読む
Review: The Fate of Africa: A History of Fifty Years of Independenceユーザー レビュー - Tamara - Goodreads
Really interesting and well written, though quite often the sheer scope means that things are confusing and ocassionaly shallow. The best part is the first chapters, on the independence of African ... レビュー全文を読む
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The Fate of Africa - International Herald Tribune
Nonfiction. By Martin Meredith 752 pages. $35. Public Affairs
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The Fate of Africa - washingtonpost.com
Martin Meredith, author of 'The Fate of Africa,' will discuss the myriad problems that Africa has faced in the past half-century
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Author Martin Meredith and 'The Fate of Africa' : NPR
... Meredith has written extensively on Africa and its recent history. His new book is The Fate of Africa: From the Hopes of Freedom to the Heart of Despair.
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