The first dance of freedom: Black Africa in the postwar era

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Harper and Row, 1984 - History - 412 pages
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Recounts the decolonization of Africa, looks at the problems of instability, corruption, and mismanagement each nation faced, and considers the good and bad leaders who have shaped Africa's history

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Martin Meredith has spent much of his life writing about Africa: first as a foreign correspondent for the "London Observer" and "Sunday Times," then as a research fellow at St. Antony's College, Oxford, and now as an independent author and commentator. He is the author of "In the Name of Apartheid: South Africa's New Era," "The Past is Another Country," "The First Dance of Freedom," "Nelson Mandela," and "Coming to Terms: South Africa's Search for Truth,

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