Overall, the book has immense contributions to the body of knowledge in the area. It has concisely presented the political economy of post-independence African countries. It is commendable in analyzing the “democracy-development” nexus and in pointing out the persisting development and governance challenges that African countries are embroiled in. Moreover, it appeals to further researches on the subject. . . very insightful contribution. . . It is recommendable to everyone having the curiosity about African governance systems.