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Guinea : masks, music and minerals

Author: Bram Posthumus
Publisher: London : Hurst & Company, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Guinea is rich, both materially and culturally, with the world's largest bauxite reserves, gold, diamonds and iron ore. It abounds in culture and traditions and has a remarkable, if often turbulent, history. Guinea is also exceptional in that it was the first French colony proudly to declare its independence, in 1958. Thereafter, the country suffered under the tyranny of Sekou Toure. Today, headed for the first  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Posthumus, Bram.
Guinea.
London : Hurst & Company, 2016
(DLC) 2016429924
(OCoLC)969962529
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bram Posthumus
ISBN: 9781787381162 1787381161
OCLC Number: 1057472107
Awards: Winner of CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2017
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 273 pages) : maps.
Contents: Guinea by road: a trip through Guinea's four natural regions --
Conquests and tyrannies: a century of turbulence --
From too much government to none at all: Lansana Conté's Guinea --
Praise and protest: inseparable--music and politics --
The television captain and the professor: can a country reinvent itself? --
Epilogue: being Guinea(n) is not a curse.
Responsibility: Bram Posthumus.

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An affectionately written portrait of the mineral-rich but little known West African state that voted for independence from France in 1958.  Read more...

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