54 countries, 1 billion people, a lot of ignorance - ISO books on Africa

Post date: 2020-09-22 20:34:30
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I know very little about contemporary Africa and looking for books to plug that gap. Specific detail requests below the fold.

I am looking for *non-fiction* books about African countries/regions, published since 2000. African authors preferred, but not essential. Scholarly works are okay, but prefer books for non-academic readers. Must be written in English or available in English translation.
I have seen this post, and there are some great recommendations I am going to follow up. Anything published since then is great, and anything that is more focussed on Africa today rather than 'just' history is also good.
I am looking for both books like Peter Frankopan's 'The Silk Roads' but for Africa - an explanation of the past and how it lead to the current situation, preferably with a bit of analysis. Specifically interested in current politics, economics and security, but if you have a good book about a region or country in Africa that fits the paragraph above I am happy for the recommendation.
I have read, and enjoyed, Blood River: A Journey to Africa's Broken Heart
by Tim Butcher. I have read a few books about the Rwandan genocide, from both Rwandan and foreign viewpoints, so probably don't need books set in that area. And I am not looking for fiction.
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