Published October 2022

Reflections on Africa’s Place in the World

Reflections on Africa’s Place in the World brings together a collection of essays on international relations and Africa that have been published by the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) during its first decade.

In this period, MISTRA has published two volumes – Africa and the World: Navigating Shifting Geopolitics and Changing Economic Balances and Integration in Africa Rising – that focused entirely on international politics from an African perspective. Besides these, MISTRA has also published a large body of research on innovation, epidemics, climate change, political economy and the long-term rise and fall of civilisations, all of which are inextricably embedded within the international context. This volume brings highlights from this research together in a single volume, in order to examine the implicit connections between these various arguments and make those connections explicit.