"An excellent introduction to Africa. It is not just a well-laid out narrative of what made the continent what it is today, it is a thought-provoking reflection on the arguments that swirl around the image of Africa today." Richard Dowden - Director of the Royal African Society "Informed, challenging and thought-provoking." Peter Woodward - Professor of Politics, University of Reading, and author of Sudan 1898-1989: The Un "Clear, well written and provocative. Be prepared to have your prejudices challenged." Ray Bush - Professor of African Studies and Development Politics, University of Leeds
Tom Young is Senior Lecturer in Politics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He is the editor of Readings in African Politics.
"A very useful introduction...highly recommended."* Journal of Modern African Studies *