Witnessing Africa’s Woes and Hopes

Issue Date October 2004
Volume 15
Issue 4
Page Numbers 173-76
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A review of A Continent for the Taking: The Tragedy and Hope of Africa by Howard W. French.

About the Author

Richard Joseph is John Evans Professor of International History and Politics at Northwestern University. He is the author of Democracy and Prebendal Politics in Nigeria (1987; reissued 2014). He is writing books on post-1975 Nigerian politics and society; and on governance, development, and the state in Africa.

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