Coping with old age in a changing Africa by Nana Araba Apt

  • Valerie Møller Centre for Social and Development Studies University of Natal (Durban)

Abstract

Students of ageing in Africa will welcome Coping with old age in a changing Africa. It meets the need for a book written by a gerontologist committed to portraying an insider view of Africas social problems and finding home-grown solutions. The title, however, is misleading. Apts book is about growing old in Ghana, as indicated in the minute subtitle which appears on the title page but not on the cover of the book. Nevertheless, readers will learn much about Africa from the Ghanaian case study.

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Published
1997-04-01