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The OAU After Twenty Years

The OAU After Twenty Years

Edited by Yassin El-Ayouty and I. William Zartman

Praeger, 1984, 400 pp.

This candid look at a visibly divided institution balances assessments of what the African organization isn't against what it is. In general, OAU links seem strongest when informal and weakest when organizational unity is directly tested. Will the regional structure survive? The authors are noncommittal, but their documentation of ongoing activity makes one suspect that the African states would not permit this outlet to disappear.