The Roots of Ethnic Conflict in Africa

From Grievance to Violence

  • Wanjala S. Nasong’o

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Wanjala S. Nasong’o
    Pages 1-9
  3. Wanjala S. Nasong’o
    Pages 11-20
  4. Wanjala S. Nasong’o
    Pages 21-35
  5. Joseph O. Wasonga
    Pages 37-74
  6. Stephen Mwachofi Singo, Sam Okoth Opondo
    Pages 75-92
  7. Céline A. Jacquemin
    Pages 93-123
  8. Martin S. Shanguhyia
    Pages 125-153
  9. Tom Onditi Luoch
    Pages 155-170
  10. Wanjala S. Nasong’o
    Pages 171-182
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 183-208

About this book


This book focuses on the problem of ethnic conflict in Africa and seeks to explain its root causes. The main thesis of the book is that ethnic political mobilization is essentially a function of deeply-felt grievances on the part of the groups so mobilized.


ethnic conflic Africa Zanzibar colonialism post-colonialism sudan north-south conflict grievance Uganda political identity resources DRC conflict ethnic conflict hegemony identity Sudan violence

Editors and affiliations

  • Wanjala S. Nasong’o
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of International StudiesRhodes CollegeMemphisUSA

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