Africa Since 1935, Volume 8

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Ali AlʼAmin Mazrui, Christophe Wondji
University of California Press, 1999 - History - 1044 pages
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The result of years of work by scholars from all over the world, The UNESCO General History of Africa reflects how the different peoples of Africa view their civilizations and shows the historical relationships between the various parts of the continent. Historical connections with other continents demonstrate Africa's contribution to the development of human civilization. Each volume is lavishly illustrated and contains a comprehensive bibliography.

This final volume of the acclaimed series of African history by African scholars takes on the complex political, economic, and cultural challenges the continent has faced—and still faces—in shaking off the legacy of colonialism. The book begins with Mussolini's invasion of Ethiopia in 1935 and continues on through the struggle for independence in the years following World War II. The glittering but uncertain dawn of independence that began in the 1960s has resulted in a quest for development that continues today.

Editor A. A. Mazrui and his contributors address the impact of these challenges for the present and future. In his concluding chapter, Mazrui suggests that Africa still awaits two great revolutions—a sexual revolution in the roles of men and women and a scientific revolution in the skills of its people.
  

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Contents

Introduction i
5
crises and change
29
Tropical and equatorial Africa under French Portuguese
58
Africa under British and Belgian domination 193545
77
from 1945 to independence
105
North Africa and the Horn
127
West Africa 194560
161
The struggle for political sovereignty in Eastern Africa 1945
221
The development of modern literature since 1935
553
Arts and society since 1935
582
Trends in philosophy and science in Africa
633
Education and social change
678
Africa and its diaspora since 1935
705
PanAfricanism and regional integration
724
PanAfricanism and liberation
744
Africa and the capitalist countries
769

Southern Africa since 1945
249
Section HI Underdevelopment and the struggle for economic independence
285
Agriculture and rural development since 1935
317
Industrial development and urban growth 193580
357
Comparative strategies of economic decolonization in Africa
393
Nationbuilding and changing political structures
435
Nationbuilding and changing political values
468
Religion and social evolution
501
Language and social change
522
Africa and the socialist countries
798
Africa and the developing regions
829
Africa and the United Nations since 1945
871
Towards the year 2000
905
Postface Chronology of African Current Affairs in the 1990s
935
Members of the International Scientific Committee for the Drafting of
955
Index
1002
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About the author (1999)

Born in Kenya, A. A. Mazrui is Albert Schweitzer Professor in the Humanities and Director of the Institute of Global Cultural Studies at the State University of New York, Binghamton. He is the author of over 20 books including The Africans: A Triple Heritage, which was a PBS series.

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