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Title: The African Poor
Authors: J. D. Y. Peel
John, Iliffe
J. M. Lonsdale
Keywords: Poor - Africa - History
Issue Date: 1987
Publisher: Cambridge
Description: There are three reasons for writing a book on this subject. One is that poverty is growing today in sub-Saharan Africa, terribly in the form of mass famine and insidiously in the declining living standards of remote villages and urban shanty towns. Contemporary poverty has become an important subject of research, notably in Nigeria,1 in the numerous country studies sponsored by the International Labour Office and the World Bank,2 and in the massive Carnegie Inquiry into poverty and development in southern Africa.3 The hope that research and practical thought about poverty may benefit from a historical perspective is one reason for this first attempt to provide one
ISBN: 0 521 34877 3
Appears in Collections:African Studies

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