Governance and the postcolony: Views from Africa DAVID EVERATT (ED.) (2019). Johannesburg: University of the Witwatersrand Press, (pp. x, 327)

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Fayth A Ruffin


This review first considers the overarching argument and structure of the edited volume along with the contributors thereto. Using critical discourse analysis, this review goes on to explore the extent to which various chapters seem to deliver or not deliver on meeting the book’s promise of new perspectives about governance in the so-called postcolony. Finally, the analytical assessment is followed by a conclusion that highlights the strengths and weaknesses of the book

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Ruffin, F. (2019). Governance and the postcolony: Views from Africa. African Journal Of Governance & Development, 8(2), 94-99. Retrieved from
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Fayth A Ruffin, University of KwaZulu-Natal