Africa

Africa

Altered States, Ordinary Miracles

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After a lifetime's close observation of the continent, one of the world's finest Africa correspondents has penned a landmark book on life and death in modern Africa. In captivating prose, Dowden spins tales of cults and commerce in Senegal and traditional spirituality in Sierra Leo≠ analyzes the impact of oil and the internet on Nigeria and aid on Sudan; and examines what has gone so badly wrong in Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Burundi, and the Congo. From the individual stories of failure and success comes a surprising portrait of a new Africa emerging--an Africa that, Dowden argues, can only be developed by its own people. Dowden's master work is an attempt to explain why Africa is the way it is and calls for a re-examination of the perception of Africa as "the dark continent." He reveals it as a place of inspiration and tremendous humanity.
Publisher: New York : Public Affairs, c2009
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781586487539
1586487531
Characteristics: xiv, 576 p. : maps ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Achebe, Chinua

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