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5.0 out of 5 stars Reader Fatigue, 28 May 2007
This review is from: The Fate of Africa: A History of Fifty Years of Independence (Paperback)
I read through this book in about three days. After about two thirds of the way through, the endless cycle of killing and thievery tends to get a bit numbing. Nevertheless an excellent post-colonial survey of African history. I was lucky to find such an unbiased and informative book. Unfortunately, I am left with a couple of questions that Meredith doesn't ask: wasn't much of Africa better off under colonialism, especially under the sort of colonialism practiced in the post war years? Isn't one reason why South Africa didn't go the way of just about every other African country that the whites held on to power until the waning of Socialist Pan-Africanism?
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Initial post: 29 Jan 2011 18:36:04 GMT
wasn't bangladesh also better off under white rule also?

Posted on 23 Jul 2013 17:59:25 BDT
Cosmic says:
I find your review very negative - maybe you should ask whether it would have been better if Gandhi and Nehru had failed and India (including those territories that eventually became Pakistan and Bangladesh) remained under colonial rule to this day.
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