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The bright continent : breaking rules and making change in modern Africa

Author: Dayo Olopade
Publisher: London : Duckworth, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An exciting new voice offers a fresh portrait of Africans thriving in the face of adversity, showing the way forward for development on the continent and beyond

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dayo Olopade
ISBN: 9780715649244 0715649248
OCLC Number: 884743689
Description: 272 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Orientation : why the world needs a new map of Africa --
Kanju : walking the fine line between genius and crime --
Fail states : how bad borders made bad neighbors --
Stuff we don't want : the mistakes that make do-gooding worse --
The family map : how Africans rely on the original social network --
The technology map : leapfrogs and lessons from Africa's digital moment --
The commercial map : how to buy; and sell; a better future in Africa --
The natural map : why Africa will feed, fuel, and shape the world --
The youth map : harvesting Africa's demographic dividend --
Two publics : Who's in charge, anyway?
Responsibility: Dayo Olopade.

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'The Bright Continent will change your view of Africa. It's that simple - A lively and enjoyable read' Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and CEO of the New America Foundation 'A book that bracingly Read more...

 
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