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African Histories and Modernities

Contemporary Africa

Challenges and Opportunities

Editors: Falola, T., Mbah, E. (Eds.)

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60 years after independence, African nations still find it difficult to face a number of challenges, from establishing meaningful democratic institutions to establish social structures centered on the advancement of gender equality. This volume approaches these contemporary African challenges while combating a reflexive and facile Afro-Pessimism.

About the authors

Tokunbo Aderemi Ayoola, University of Manchester, UK Augustine E. Ayuk, Clayton State University, USA S. U. Fwatshak, University of Jos, Nigeria Myra Ann Houser , Howard University, USA Jackie Mapulanga-Hulston, Curtin Law School, Australia Besi Brillian Muhonja, James Madison University, USA Mickie Mwanzia Koster, University of Texas at Tyler, USA Austin C. Okigbo, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA Consoler T. Teboh, Saint Cloud State University, USA

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction: Change and Continuity in Contemporary Africa

    Falola, Toyin (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • Mau Mau Inventions and Reinventions

    Koster, Mickie Mwanzia

    Pages 23-45

  • The Development of the Civil Service in Africa

    Adekunle, Julius O.

    Pages 47-62

  • The Second World War and Africa’s Socioeconomic Infrastructures: A Case Study of the Nigerian Railroad System

    Ayoola, Tokunbo A.

    Pages 63-87

  • The Cold War and the Emergence of Economic Divergences: Africa and Asia Compared

    Fwatshak, S. U.

    Pages 89-125

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Hardcover $105.00
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Softcover $100.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contemporary Africa
Book Subtitle
Challenges and Opportunities
Editors
  • T. Falola
  • E. Mbah
Series Title
African Histories and Modernities
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-44413-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137444134
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-43891-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-49413-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 261
Topics