In This Review

African Economic Development
African Economic Development
By William A. Hance
Harper (for the Council on Foreign Relations), 1958, 307 pp

Starting and ending with analyses of the requirements and difficulties of economic development in tropical Africa, Mr. Hance, Associate Professor of Economic Geography at Columbia, devotes most of his text to detailed examination of specific projects, countries or problems. In separate chapters he deals with the Gezira scheme for agricultural development in the Sudan and the proposed Volta River development in Ghana; the potentialities of the Central African Federation and the differences between Madagascar and mainland Africa; the drastic measures of economic modernization proposed by the Royal Commission on East Africa; and the pervasive problems of transportation. This is a valuable contribution to the literature about a continent receiving growing attention throughout the world.