The rift : a new Africa breaks free : dispatches from a changing continent

Level D U960.33 /503122 Available
Full title: The rift : a new Africa breaks free : dispatches from a changing continent / Alex Perry.
Main author: Perry, Alex, (Author)
Format: Book           


Summary: Alex Perry's lyrical exploration of the new Africa came about after a spell in jail, visits to numerous wars and, eventually, his resignation as a news correspondent. But this is no tale of African woe. Taking the Great Rift Valley - the geological fault that will eventually tear Africa in two - as his central metaphor, Perry explores the split between a resurgent Africa and a world at odds with its rise. Africa has long been misunderstood - and abused - by outsiders. Perry travelled the continent for most of a decade, meeting with entrepreneurs and warlords, professors and cocaine smugglers, presidents and jihadis. He uncovers a place that is defiantly rising from centuries of oppression to become an economic and political titan: where cash is becoming a thing of the past, where astronomers are unlocking the origin of life and where, twenty-five years after Live Aid, Ethiopia's first yuppies are traders on an electronic food exchange.
Language: English
Published: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2015.
Classmark: U960.33 /503122
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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9780297871224 (hbk.)
0297871226 (hbk.)
9780297871231 (trade pbk.)
0297871234 (trade pbk.)