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Africa : altered states, ordinary miracles

Author: Richard Dowden; Chinua Achebe
Publisher: New York, NY : PublicAffairs, a Member of the Perseus Books Group, 2010. ©2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dowden spins tales of cults and commerce in Senegal and traditional spirituality in Sierra Leone; analyzes the impact of oil and the Internet on Nigeria and aid on Sudan; and examines what has gone so badly wrong in Rwanda and the Congo.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dowden, Richard.
Africa.
New York : PublicAffairs, 2009
(OCoLC)647793184
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Dowden; Chinua Achebe
ISBN: 9781586488161 1586488163
OCLC Number: 428027366
Notes: "Hardcover first published in 2008 in Great Britain by Portobello Books."
Description: xiv, 576 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Chinua Achebe --
Africa is a night flight away: Images and realities --
Africa is different: Uganda I --
How it all went wrong: Uganda II --
The end of colonialism: New states, old societies --
Amazing, but is it Africa? Somalia --
Forward to the past: Zimbabwe --
Breaking apart: Sudan --
A tick bigger than the dog: Angola --
Missing the story and the sequel: Burundi and Rwanda --
God, trust and trade: Senegal --
Dancers and the leopard men: Sierra Leone --
The positive positive women: AIDS in Africa --
Copying King Leopold: Congo --
Not just another country: South Africa --
Meat and money: Eating in Kenya --
Look out world: Nigeria --
New colonists or old friends? Asia in Africa --
Phones, Asians and the professionals: The new Africa.
Responsibility: Richard Dowden ; foreword by Chinua Achebe.

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