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Africa: The Politics of Independence and Unity combines into one edition for the first time Africa: The Politics of Independence and Africa: The Politics of Unity. With a new introduction by the author, this edition provides some of the earliest and most valuable analysis of African politics during the period when the colonial system began to disintegrate.
Immanuel Wallerstein is a senior research scholar at Yale University and former president of the African Studies Association. He is the author of more than forty books, including The Decline of American Power: The U.S. in a Chaotic World and World-Systems Analysis: An Introduction.
“The treatment of political problems faced by the new nations of Africa is excellent. . . . The volume is highly recommended as an excellent introduction to a broad, difficult subject.”—American Sociological Review
“Wallerstein views the movement towards African unity in terms of the interaction and conflict. . . . It is an exciting story, which Wallerstein tells very well indeed.”—Journal of Modern African Studies
“A useful source for historians and political scientists looking to understand how Africa was interpreted in those early postcolonial years. . . . An important work that deserves to be reprinted and re-read.”—Michael Jennings, African History
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