The African middle class matters: but not for the reasons commonly put forward

Sunday 13 August 2017

An article which includes extracts from the introduction and conclusion of Professor Henning Melber’s The Rise of Africa’s Middle Class: Myths, Realities and Critical Engagements features in The Conversation. Professor Melber, a senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, calls for rigorous analysis of debates which promote the assumption that the middle classes in African societies are indicative of social change.