Guy Arnold has specialized in African and Third World Affairs for the last fifty years and is the author of a number of books on these themes. His first interest has been in Africa where his involvement began when he created a National Youth Service for Zambia on the eve of Independence. He has been a deeply sympathetic observer of African developments ever since. He lectures on international affairs and has worked as a consultant for agencies involved in developing countries.
Vast and brilliant... orderly but still managing to nip down a fascinating byway when necessary... a groundbreaking book. -- Giles Foden * Guardian * It is difficult to imagine a better source for reading up on Africa's history. -- Gordon Brewer * Scotland on Sunday *