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Title:
Africa 2014-2015
Author:
Dickovick, James Tyler, 1973- , author.
Edition:
49th edition.
Publication Information:
Lanham, MD : Stryker-Post Publications, [2014]
Physical Description:
xviii, 355 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 28 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Africa today -- Historical background (pre-Colonial period) -- The Colonial Period -- North Africa -- West Africa -- Central Africa -- East Africa -- Indian Ocean Island Nations -- Southern Africa.
ISBN:
9781475812374
Format :
Book

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Summary

The World Today Series: Africa provides students with vital information on all countries on the African continent through a thorough and expert overview of political and economic histories, current events, and emerging trends. Each country is examined through the following sections: Basic Facts; Land and People; The Past: Political and Economic History; The Present: Contemporary Issues; and The Future. In addition to country chapters, the book features extended essays on Africa's Historical Background and the Colonial Period. The combination of factual accuracy and up-to-date detail along with its informed projections make this an outstanding resource for researchers, practitioners in international development, media professionals, government officials, potential investors and students. The content is thorough yet perfect for a one-semester introductory course or general library reference. Available in both print and e-book formats and priced low to fit student and library budgets.


Author Notes

J. Tyler Dickovick is associate professor of politics at Washington and Lee University. He has published articles and books on African and Latin American politics, and has conducted research in Benin, Ghana, Mali, Kenya, Senegal, and South Africa, among other countries.