10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Strong comparative analysis,
This review is from: Africa Since Independence: A Comparative History (Paperback)
Nugent's comparative framework is very helpful as it allows his text to provide a clear overview at an all-Africa level while also giving space to depth local analysis. A strength of this history rests in its scope as cultural and social comment is located within discussions of political or economic history. During the opening sections of 'Africa Since Independence' Nugent also provides a stimulating survey of theoretical and historiogaphical debates, hence bringing his analysis into dialogues with debates raised by postcolonial, developement or globalization theories.