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Africa Altered States, Ordinary Miracles

ISBN-10: 1586488163
ISBN-13: 9781586488161
Edition: 2010
Authors: Richard Dowden
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Description: In captivating prose, 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 3/9/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

In captivating prose, 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.

Map
Acknowledgements
Foreword
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
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
Epilogue
Further Reading
Index

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