African Arguments

Written by experts with an unrivalled knowledge of the continent, African Arguments is a series of concise, engaging books that address the key issues currently facing Africa. Topical and thought-provoking, accessible but in-depth, they provide essential reading for anyone interested in getting to the heart of both why contemporary Africa is the way it is and how it is changing. Published in association with the International Africa Institute, the Royal African Society and the World Peace Foundation.

Series editors:
Richard Dowden
Alex de Waal
Alcinda Honwana
Adam Branch
Carlos Oya
Ebenezer Obadare

Managing editor
Stephanie Kitchen