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The Rift : a New Africa Breaks Free, Alex Perry

Label
The Rift : a New Africa Breaks Free
Title
The Rift
Title remainder
a New Africa Breaks Free
Statement of responsibility
Alex Perry
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A vivid, powerful and controversial look at how the world gets Africa wrong, and how a resurgent Africa is forcing it to think again, "--Amazon.com
  • Africa has long been misunderstood--and abused--by outsiders. This huge, diverse continent resists the one-size-fits-all solutions of aid workers and policy makers. In this evocative, poetic, and occasionally angry look at an emerging continent, award-winning journalist Alex Perry acknowledges its complexity and dares to ask, and answer: How will Africa's growth change it, and our idea of it, and even of ourselves? With both empathy and skepticism, Perry observes a rapidly globalizing landscape filled with the violent turmoil, rampant corruption, and economic challenges that most readers know--but also a continent sensing the end of an epic, centuries-old quest for liberation. Beginning with a stunning investigation into a largely unreported war crime in Somalia in 2011, Perry travels across all forty-nine sub-Saharan countries, meeting entrepreneurs and warlords, professors and cocaine smugglers, presidents and jihadists. From the drug ports of Guinea-Bissau and the genocide crypts of Rwanda to the remaking of Lagos, Africa's biggest city, and a homestay with Barack Obama's family in Kenya, Perry finds communities changing quickly, deeply, and unevenly--but ultimately breaking free. The culmination of close to a decade of on-the-ground reporting, this book is a fearless challenge to the conventional wisdom on Africa.--
Has edition
Assigning source
Adapted from book jacket
Cataloging source
IFJ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Perry, Alex
Dewey number
  • 320.96
  • 960.3/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DT30.5
LC item number
.P385 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Economic history
  • Forecasting
  • Politics and government
  • Social conditions
  • Africa
  • Sozioökonomischer Wandel
  • Wirtschaftsentwicklung
  • Schwarzafrika
Label
The Rift : a New Africa Breaks Free, Alex Perry
Link
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, September 2015"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 417-422) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I: Getting Africa Wrong -- Somalia -- Genesis -- pt. II: The Rift -- South Sudan -- Uganda and the Central African Republic -- Rwanda and Congo -- Zimbabwe -- South Africa -- Made in Africa -- Guinea-Bissau and Mali -- Nigeria -- Kenya, Somalia, and Uganda -- pt. III: The New Africa -- Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Kenya -- China in Africa -- The New Africa
Control code
ocn927447103
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First North American edition.
Extent
xiv, 432 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316333771
Lccn
2015946918
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780316333771
  • (OCoLC)927447103
Label
The Rift : a New Africa Breaks Free, Alex Perry
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, September 2015"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 417-422) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I: Getting Africa Wrong -- Somalia -- Genesis -- pt. II: The Rift -- South Sudan -- Uganda and the Central African Republic -- Rwanda and Congo -- Zimbabwe -- South Africa -- Made in Africa -- Guinea-Bissau and Mali -- Nigeria -- Kenya, Somalia, and Uganda -- pt. III: The New Africa -- Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Kenya -- China in Africa -- The New Africa
Control code
ocn927447103
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First North American edition.
Extent
xiv, 432 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316333771
Lccn
2015946918
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780316333771
  • (OCoLC)927447103

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