Dependence, Unfreedom, and Slavery in Africa: Toward an Integrated Analysis

Benedetta Rossi

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The three books reviewed in this article seek to provide interpretations of dependence, unfreedom and slavery in African societies. But they reach different conclusions; bring different methodological frameworks to bear on the circumstances they examine; and – when they are concerned with policy questions – propose different remedies. A comparison of these books is useful not only for understanding African dependence and unfreedom, but also for rethinking critically the approaches of some of the main contemporary strands of research on these phenomena.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)571-590
Number of pages20
Issue number3
Early online date1 Jul 2016
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2016


  • freedom
  • unfreedom
  • slavery
  • dependence
  • africa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)


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