The Resource Africa : altered states, ordinary miracles, Richard Dowden

Africa : altered states, ordinary miracles, Richard Dowden

Label
Africa : altered states, ordinary miracles
Title
Africa
Title remainder
altered states, ordinary miracles
Statement of responsibility
Richard Dowden
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Richard Dowden is perhaps our leading journalist of African affairs. Since first arriving in Idi Amin's Uganda in 1971 he has never stopped learning about and reporting on real Africans and the realities of life in Africa's many and varied lands." "For Africa is a continent, a continent of peoples. The West so often treats Africa as if it were merely one country, and its interventions therefore often misfire. Africa is complex. It takes a guide as observant, experienced, and patient as Richard Dowden to reveal its truth in a way that is comprehensible to outsiders. Dowden teases out the web of history, myth, rivalry, alliance, ambition and protest that comprises present reality for the bankers of Kenya or the oilmen of Nigeria, for the judges of Congo or the herdsmen of Sudan, or even the Chinese miners in Zimbabwe. His account of their various ways and dreams is more illuminating than any number of charities' pleas or World Bank projections." "Dowden combines a novelist's gift for atmosphere with the unblinking scholar's grasp of historical change to produce one of the most compelling and revealing accounts of modern sub-Saharan Africa yet. His experiences there required him to re-evaluate all he had been taught to believe, and his landmark book enables its readers to see and understand this miraculous continent in a new light too."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
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Dowden, Richard
Dewey number
960.32
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Africa
Label
Africa : altered states, ordinary miracles, Richard Dowden
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 4
  • The end of colonialism: New states, old societies
  • 5
  • Amazing, but is it Africa? Somalia
  • 6
  • Forward to the past: Zimbabwe
  • 7
  • Breaking apart: Sudan
  • 8
  • A tick bigger than the dog: Angola
  • Foreword
  • 9
  • Missing the story and the sequel: Burundi and Rwanda
  • 10
  • God, trust and trade: Senegal
  • 11
  • Dancers and the leopard men: Sierra Leone
  • 12
  • The positive positive women: AIDS in Africa
  • 13
  • Copying King Leopold: Congo
  • Chinua Achebe
  • 14
  • Not just another country: South Africa
  • 15
  • Meat and money: Eating in Kenya
  • 16
  • Look out world: Nigeria
  • 17
  • New colonists or old friends? Asia in Africa
  • 18
  • Phones, Asians and the professionals: The new Africa
  • 1
  • Africa is a night flight away: Images and realities
  • 2
  • Africa is different: Uganda I
  • 3
  • How it all went wrong: Uganda II
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 576 p.
Isbn
9781846271540
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
maps
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) a499104
Label
Africa : altered states, ordinary miracles, Richard Dowden
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 4
  • The end of colonialism: New states, old societies
  • 5
  • Amazing, but is it Africa? Somalia
  • 6
  • Forward to the past: Zimbabwe
  • 7
  • Breaking apart: Sudan
  • 8
  • A tick bigger than the dog: Angola
  • Foreword
  • 9
  • Missing the story and the sequel: Burundi and Rwanda
  • 10
  • God, trust and trade: Senegal
  • 11
  • Dancers and the leopard men: Sierra Leone
  • 12
  • The positive positive women: AIDS in Africa
  • 13
  • Copying King Leopold: Congo
  • Chinua Achebe
  • 14
  • Not just another country: South Africa
  • 15
  • Meat and money: Eating in Kenya
  • 16
  • Look out world: Nigeria
  • 17
  • New colonists or old friends? Asia in Africa
  • 18
  • Phones, Asians and the professionals: The new Africa
  • 1
  • Africa is a night flight away: Images and realities
  • 2
  • Africa is different: Uganda I
  • 3
  • How it all went wrong: Uganda II
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 576 p.
Isbn
9781846271540
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
maps
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) a499104

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