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Title:The Comoro Islands: Problems of a Microcosm
Author:Bourde, Andre J.
Periodical:Journal of Modern African Studies
Geographic term:Comoros
Subject:economic development
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/158971
Abstract:Tiny as the Comoro Islands are, apparently unaffected by the wind of change, and isolated from the main tide of the world events, they still present a microcosm of the problems encountered by the developing countries on the mainland. They too are undergoing the difficult transition from a colonial system to independence, and have to reckon with the strong traditional structures of a civilisation left largely untouched by French administration, which still influences the lives of the mass of the population. After giving some idea of the nature and strength of these tradition the author attempts to explain the contemporary problems of the islands. Notes.