An excellent list for someone looking to build core knowledge about what is happening in Africa.
Maintaining up-to-date information and deep knowledge about Africa is critical to the team at the U.S. Africa Command. To that end, a reading list was compiled to provide suggestions. Here are some top picks. Check the blog next week for the full list.
Thanks to the AFRICOM Research Library for providing us with this list. Look for an upcoming story on the library, new to Kelley Barracks.
1. “The Fate of Africa or The State of Africa: A History of Fifty Years of Independence,” Martin Meredith (2005). A narrative history of Africa over the last fifty years, with a focus on people and key events. This is a great start point for those becoming acquainted with the African continent.
2. “Things Fall Apart,” Chinua Achebe (1958). An African literary classic that captures the cultural intrusions represented by colonialism. This book is one of the most well-known African novels, and as…
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