Cover of: Africans | John Iliffe


The History of a Continent (African Studies)
  • 336 Pages
  • 2.20 MB
  • English
Cambridge University Press
African history, History - General History, History: World, Africa, Africa - General, Africa--History, History / Africa, Hi
The Physical Object
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7742582M
ISBN 100521484227
ISBN 139780521484220

In the tradition of John Gunther's Inside Africa, The Africans is an extraordinary combination of analysis and adventure.

Part travelogue, part contemporary history, it is a portrait of a continent that sometimes seems hell-bent on destroying itself, and of people who are as courageous as they are long-suffering/5(21).

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