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Power and Class in Africa
Power and Class in Africa
By Irving Leonard Markovitz
Prentice-Hall, 1977, 398 pp

This ambitious analysis succeeds admirably in organizing its large canvas without distorting the multitudinous details which form the African political landscape. Not dependency, but inequity and the often declining fortunes of the rural population, are seen to be the central problems. Despite his thesis, however, Markovitz exhibits what seems to be an ambivalent enthusiasm for the energetic pursuit of individual advantage by African entrepreneurial types.