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Author Dowden, Richard.

Title Africa : altered states, ordinary miracles / Richard Dowden.

Imprint New York : Public Affairs 2010.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  960.32 D752a 2010    ---  Available
Description xiv, 576 p. : maps ; 25 cm.
Note First published: London : Portobello, 2008.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [551]-553) and index.
Contents 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.
Summary 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.
Subject Africa -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Africa -- Social life and customs -- 21st century.
Africa -- Civilization.
Africa -- History -- 1960-
ISBN 9781586488161

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