What Went Wrong with Africa?: A Contemporary History (review)

  title={What Went Wrong with Africa?: A Contemporary History (review)},
  author={Guy Martin},
  journal={African Studies Review},
  pages={179 - 181}
  • G. Martin
  • Published 1 April 2006
  • Economics
  • African Studies Review
Roel van der Veen. What Went Wrong with Africa? A Contemporary History. Amsterdam: KIT Publishers/Stylus Publishing, 2004. 377 pp. References. Bibliography. Country index. $39.95. Paper. A historian by training, Roel van der Veen became a development specialist in the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and moved from the Asia to the Africa desk in 1995. Frustrated by the fact that he could not find "a rapid introduction to Africa's recent history and problems," he decided to write "a general…