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Africa's moment

Author: Jean-Michel Sévérino; Olivier Ray; David Fernbach
Publisher: Cambridge ; Malden, MA : Polity Press, ©2011.
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The 21st century will be the century of Africa. This continent was once seen as empty, rural, animist, poor, and forgotten by the world. Now, fifty years after independence, it is full to bursting, urban and monotheist. If poverty and violence are still rampant, economic growth has taken off again and a middle class is developing. Africa will hold a central place in the big issues facing the world today. If it once  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Michel Sévérino; Olivier Ray; David Fernbach
ISBN: 0745651577 9780745651576 0745651585 9780745651583
OCLC Number: 682095487
Notes: Originally published in French as Le temps de l'Afrique, 2010.
Description: xv, 317 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Part One: The Peopling of a Continent. Chapter 1: Who Wants to Be a Billionaire? --
Chapter 2: Malthus on CNN --
Part Two: Africa on the Move. Chapter 3: A Black Peril? --
Chapter 4: Crowded Roads --
Part Three: Africa against Growth. Chapter 5: The Undiscoverable Curse --
Chapter 6: The Great Wheel of Growth --
Part Four: When Africa Awakes. Chapter 7: The Great Shake-Out --
Chapter 8: Emerging Africans --
Part Five: Between God and Mammon. Chapter 9: Urban Compositions --
Chapter 10: Crescent and Cross --
Chapter 11: Switched-On Africa --
Chapter 12: The End of Ethnicity --
Chapter 13: African Democracy --
Part Six: Three Lines of March. Chapter 14: The Dangers of Rent --
Chapter 15: The Vanguard of Development --
Chapter 16: Fragile Africa: One Crisis After Another --
Part Seven: Invigorating the World. Chapter 17: The Limits to Growth --
Chapter 18: Light Against Darkness --
Chapter 19: The Hunger for Land --
Chapter 20: The Human Struggle --
Part Eight: The Newcomer at the Feast of Nations. Chapter 21: Africa Courted --
Chapter 22: Africa's New Exploiters? --
Chapter 23: Acknowledging Africa --
Conclusion : Can Africa Reject Development?
Other Titles: Temps de l'Afrique.
Responsibility: Jean-Michel Severino and Olivier Ray ; translated by David Fernbach.
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"A wake-up call. Its message is simple: look out world, here comes Africa." Wall Street Journal "Clearly conceived, cleanly structured, tightly written and lucidly expressed. A highly readable text." Read more...

 
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