Contemporary Africa

Challenges and Opportunities

  • Editors
  • Toyin Falola
  • Emmanuel M. Mbah

Part of the African Histories and Modernities book series (AHAM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction: Change and Continuity in Contemporary Africa

    1. Toyin Falola, Emmanuel M. Mbah
      Pages 1-19
  3. Colonial and Neocolonial Legacies

  4. Transformational Moments in Economies and Cultures

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 253-261

About this book


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.

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