DEPENDENCE, UNFREEDOM AND SLAVERY IN AFRICA: TOWARDS AN INTEGRATED ANALYSIS

Benedetta Rossi
2016 Africa - Journal of the International African Institute  
The three books reviewed in this article seek to provide interpretations of dependence, unfreedom and slavery in African societies. But they reach different conclusions; bring different methodological frameworks to bear on the circumstances they examine; and – when they are concerned with policy questions – propose different remedies. A comparison of these books is useful not only for understanding African dependence and unfreedom, but also for rethinking critically the approaches of some of
more » ... aches of some of the main contemporary strands of research on these phenomena.
doi:10.1017/s0001972016000504 fatcat:ing6yerezzgi5k7q42syrvfdti