A history of modern Africa: 1800 to the present

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Wiley-Blackwell, 2009 - History - 386 pages
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A History of Modern Africa recounts the full breadth of historical events that have shaped the last two centuries of the African continent.
  • Stresses the diversity of Africa’s rich variety of people, societies, cultures and religious beliefs
  • Provides a thought-provoking and illuminating journey through the slave trade and colonization to the rise of Islam, struggles for independence, and beyond
  • Puts the colonial era into proper perspective in relation to events that occurred before it and since
  • Wide-ranging in scope, it provides a framework for understanding such events as the genocidal horrors of Rwanda and the recent troubles in Zimbabwe and Kenya

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Richard Reid is Lecturer in the History of Africa at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He is the author of Political Power in Pre-Colonial Buganda: Economy, Society and Welfare in the Nineteenth Century (2002), and War in Pre-Colonial Eastern Africa (2007), as well as numerous articles on the nineteenth- and twentieth-century history of east and northeast Africa.

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