Equatorial Guinea: Colonialism, State Terror, And The Search For Stability

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Equatorial Guinea: Colonialism, State Terror, And The Search For Stability

By Ibrahim K. Sundiata
Westview Press, 1990
179 pp. $34.95
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When Spain departed from Equatorial Guinea in 1968, it left behind "an island of modest prosperity in the middle African sea of malnutrition and poverty." After 11 years of violent and unremitting misrule by the regime of Macias Nguema and a decade of more benign stagnation under the nephew who replaced him, the country remains what the author terms a "classic case of postcolonial decline." Offered in a tone of low-key detachment, this useful book presents a brief but fact-packed survey of the history, politics, economy, society and foreign relations of a country about which little detailed material exists for Anglophone readers.

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