In This Review

Socialism in Sub-Saharan Africa
Socialism in Sub-Saharan Africa
Edited by Carl G. Rosberg and Thomas M. Callaghy
Institute of International Studies, University of California, 1979, 426 pp.

With the exception of the essay on Mozambique, which extends only to 1972, this collection provides an excellent review of contemporary African socialism. Particularly distinguished by Kenneth Jowitt's analysis of the general uses of socialist ideology in Africa, the case studies together show the continuing distance between rhetoric and governance-even in the "new wave" socialist states-and the reasons why this gap is likely to persist for some time to come.