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The Rise of Africa's Middle Class: Myths, Realities and Critical Engagements

416 pages5 hours


A very timely topic, the
so-called ‘African middle class’ is currently high on the agenda amongst
scholars, development organisations and private sector organisations
Provocative in its critique - overturns much of the received wisdom
within development circles
Features a wide array of case studies from
across Sub-Saharan Africa written by on-the-ground researchers and leading
Covers some highly topical issues,
including black middle-class support for the ANC in South Africa, and anti-government
activism in Nigeria

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