The Demography of Tropical Africa by William Brass, Ansley J. Coale, Paul Demeny, Don F. Heisel, Frank Lorimer, Anatole Romaniuk, and Etienne van de Walk. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1968. pp.xxiv + 540.

Karol J. Krotki


This book is a fascinating "who done it" and a thriller of the
first order. That is if one has the stamina and the equipment to work
one's way through it. Your reviewer considers himself a trained
demographer and comes out of possibly the most rigorous demographic
school. He was an Africanist for" many years. He worked with one of the
main techniques employed in this book for ten years and was familiar
with another group of methods used by the authors for fifteen years. Yet
he found it tough going. The book is long and difficult. One wonders who
will be the readers.

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