Historical Dictionary of Guinea (Historical Dictionaries of Africa)
- Publish Date: 2013-11-07
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Mohamed Saliou Camara;Thomas O'Toole;Janice E. Baker
The most significant thing about Guinea is its potential. It is strategically located in West Africa, with a well-educated and hardworking population, and endowed with considerable natural resources, indeed, enough to make it reasonably affluent if properly utilized. But this potential has never really been tapped, due mainly to bad politics with military men following a charismatic politician, until finally democracy has been achieved. So, more than half-a-century after achieving independence, the question remains unanswered: which way will Guinea turn?
This fifth edition of Historical Dictionary of Guinea covers the full scope of Guineas history. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 800 cross-referenced entries on key events, leaders, governmental, international, religious, and other private organizations, policies, political movements and parties, economic elements and many other areas that have shaped the countrys trajectory. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Guinea.