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Dictatorland : the men who stole Africa

Author: Paul Kenyon; Jeff Edwards
Publisher: London : Head of Zeus Ltd, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The dictator who grew so rich on his country's cocoa crop that he built a 35-story-high basilica in the jungles of the Ivory Coast. The austere, incorruptible leader who has shut Eritrea off from the world in a permanent state of war and conscripted every adult into the armed forces. In Equatorial Guinea, the paranoid despot who thought Hitler was the savior of Africa and waged a relentless campaign of terror  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Kenyon; Jeff Edwards
ISBN: 9781784972134 1784972134 9781788541909 1788541901 1784972142 9781784972141
OCLC Number: 1022267301
Notes: Map on lining papers.
Description: xix, 453 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Part One: Gold and diamonds. Congo ; Zimbabwe --
Part Two: Oil. Before the dictators ; Libya ; Nigeria ; Equatorial Guinea --
Part Three: Chocolate. Before the dictators ; Côte d'Ivoire --
Part Four: A modern slavery. Eritrea.
Other Titles: Men who stole Africa
Responsibility: Paul Kenyon ; maps by Jeff Edwards.

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A vivid, heartbreaking portrait of the fate that so many African countries suffered after independence.  Read more...

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'A familiar story, but still shocking' Sunday Times. 'The stories it tells of dictators such as Robert Mugabe and Muammer Gaddafi are grimly fascinating and leave the reader to ponder why so many of Read more...

 
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