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Electric Capitalism: Recolonizing Africa on the Power Grid

There are enormous inequalities in electricity access in Africa, with industry receiving abundant supplies of cheap power whereas the overwhelming majority of its populations remain off the power grid. This book provides an innovative theoretical framework for understanding electricity and capitalism on the continent, followed by a series of case studies that examine different aspects of electricity supply and consumption. Africa is experiencing a renewed scramble for its electricity resources, conjuring up images of a recolonization of the continent along the power grid. Free download You can watch an interview on this book at
David A. McDonald
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Earthscan, London
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