Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa
Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique
Conselho para o Desenvolvimento da Pesquisa em Ciências Sociais em África
مجلس تنمية البحوث الإجتماعية في أفريقيا


The Theory and Ethnography of African Social Formations: The Case of the Interlacustrine Kingdoms

The Theory and Ethnography of African Social Formations: The Case of the Interlacustrine Kingdoms. Archie Mafeye. Dakar, CODESRIA, 1991, 170 p., ISBN: 1-870784-08-1 (paperback) ISBN: 1-870784-09-X (cased)

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I consider this book as exceptionally good both for the quality of the information it carries and the soundness of the analysis. It is a book which any body would read with enthusiasm. It is a must for those interested seriously in the region under study […] In this book, Mafeje provides a new understanding of the changes imposed by colonization on the organizational structures of the region as well as an interpretation of what he calls The petty-bourgeoisie of Independent Africa[…] and the aristocracy of the old regime.

Samir Amin, Africa Development

July 23 1991



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