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Gunther feels that the French are doing perhaps better work in black Africa than along the Mediterranean basin. Sudan was experiencing finding its own way after Britain and Egypt stepped back from their joint sovereignty, and was declared an independent state. Gunther s 40,000 miles of often difficult travel in a continent about four times the size of the United States, he interviewed formally over 1500 people. The important element in the book is the present political and social conditions in Africa and the outlook for the future which they imply. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 952 pages; Description: xxiii, 952 p.

Significantly, some of the conclusions are the same: that the West must not ignore Africa, and that what the continent needs most is not guns but education. Binding tight and appears little read; no annotation or inscriptions - owners name to front end-paper; toning and slight spotting to page-ends but text and maps to endpapers bright and clear throughout. As soon as you feel the weight of the book in your hands it certainly feels like it's an effort to cover a continent.A visit to all 44 African countries, including Haile Selassie's Ethiopia, Albert Schweitzer, Tubman of Liberia, Nkrumah, and the Mau Mau of Kenya. Ghana gets an indulgent interview with the (black) Prime Minister, Dr Kwame Nkrumah, then a quick side trip to Togoland - British Togoland, which was joined to Gold Coast and is now part of Ghana, and French Togoland - now Togo.

Portugal considered its colonies to actually be part of Portugal which considered itself an Afro-European power, and the attitude towards intermarriage was much more open than it was in other European colonies. He counts noses and he is constantly reiterating that a handful of whites cannot for long govern and decide the destinies of millions of blacks.The Belgian Congo also had about another 5 years before independence was achieved for Congo and Congo Crisis began, followed by more torrid ruling as the Democratic Republic of Congo, then Zaire, then back to Congo DR. In the Union we have inspected one of the most unpleasant and exacerbated political situations in the world. series, Inside Africa appears to be the largest, as one might expect when it comes to summarising this continent of variation. slight fading to spine, slight usage soiling to covers, small pencil mark half-title page, otherwise book clean and tight.

He is able to describe the unfamiliar by using familiar references and he beautifully describes details.Gunther’s descriptions and narrations agreeably relieve the fairly heavy doses of outright political statistics. The African people speak something like seven hundred main languages and innumerable tribal dialects.

Lamb has nonetheless contributed to the relatively slim library of works that are essential reading for an understanding of modern-day Africa. Gunthers task was aggravated by serious eye trouble which made the taking of notes and the reading and rereading of them an ordeal. At this time, Morocco consisted of the main body of land Morocco administered by the French; Spanish Morocco; the Tangier International Zone. In 1942, as a Staff Officer in G2, he was assigned to the section covering the campaign in North Africa, and after the successful termination of that operation he teas sent to Dakar as our Military Observer in French West Africa.

LAMB'S perspective is a broad one, in that he essentially castigates Africa's elitist leadership, sympathizes with the ordinary people and seeks a solution to the continent's problems through the establishment of responsible leadership and a middle class to provide the backbone of a new society. e., suppression of four-fifths of the people of the country) and it is in some respects the ugliest government I have ever encountered in the free world. xii, 960pp, line maps in text, section of statistical charts, col'd maps at endpapers, brown cloth with black title panel lettered in gilt at spine, top edge coloured, coloured lettered dustwrapper, an account of the 44 countries or political sub-divisions of contemporary Africa, based mainly on a journey undertaken 1952-3 covering 40,000 miles, a little bumped at lower cnrs. Imperialism and colonialism, if not highly respectable, were at least accepted as normal conditions at the turn of the century and for some time afterwards.

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