ISBN 9788130923666,Understanding Contemporary Africa

Understanding Contemporary Africa



Viva Education Private Ltd

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9788130923666

ISBN-10 8130923661


Edition 5th
Number of Pages 540 Pages
Language (English)

Literature fiction

This new edition of Understanding Contemporary Africa has been thoroughly revised to reflect the many significant events and trends of the past six years--seismic political changes, the impact of the new information technology, the strong presence of China and other foreign powers and much more.
The authors provide current analyses not only of history, politics, and economics, but also geography, environmental concerns, population shifts, and social and cultural issues. Each topic is covered in an accessible style, but with reference to the latest scholarship. Maps, photographs, and a table of basic political data enhance the text, which has made its place as the best available introduction to this diverse and complex continent.

In this Book:

Africa: A Geographic Preface
The Historical Context
African Politics
The Economies of Africa
African International Relations
Population, Urbanization and AIDS
Africa's Environmental Problems
Family and Kinship
Women and Development
Religion in Africa
African Literature
Trends and Prospects