1999 0-7734-8159-1 This volume emphasizes Africa's indigenous institutions as a vital part f the people's past, a source of order and security, and crucial ingredients to an effective administrative system. Reassesses the vital roles these institutions played over the years to anchor nation-building efforts.
"Kizza's analysis of post independent governments in Africa is superb. She discusses the various African leaders from Jomo Kenyatta, Julius Nyrere, Hastings Banda, Kwame Nkrumah, Jerry Rawlings to General Obasanjo. Each leader is placed in his colonial and cultural context and their positive and negative characteristics analyzed. Kizza's analysis is at its best when she discusses how Museveni came to power in Uganda and used the concept of ‘indigenous democracy' to govern. . . . Kizza has developed well thought out arguments based on historical and cultural scholarship. Her novel approach provides the student with essential information about Africa and offers statesmen guidelines for future policies. I recommend this excellent text for both laymen, scholars, and policy makers." – Clive Kileff