"An excellent contriubtion to the comparative analysis... " —Foreign Affairs"This work is an important study... The individual chapters are based on extensive reearch and field work, often in difficult and dangerous conditions. They provide facts and insights not to be found elsewhere, and the work will long remain an indispensable text." —International Journal of African Historical Studies"... an outstanding study on the major insurgencies that have gripped the belt of Sub-Saharan Africa." —Defense AffairsInsurgencies or guerrilla movements have come to occupy a prominent place in the politics of modern Africa. This book analyzes the relationship between African insurgencies and the local societies in which they are set, the organizational principles upon which the insurgencies are based, and the relationship between the insurgencies and the wider world, both regionally and globally.