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The Africans by David Lamb

The Africans (edition 1987)

by David Lamb

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During the four years he spent in black Africa as the bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times, David Lamb traveled through almost every country south of the Sahara, logging more than 300,000 miles. He talked to presidents and guerrilla leaders, university professors and witch doctors. He bounced from wars to coups oceans apart, catching midnight flights to little-known countries where supposedly decent people were doing unspeakable things to one another. In the tradition of John Gunther's Inside Africa, The Africans is an extraordinary combination of analysis and adventure. Part travelogue, part contemporary history, it is a portrait of a continent that sometimes seems hell-bent on destroying itself, and of people who are as courageous as they are long-suffering.… (more)
Title:The Africans
Authors:David Lamb
Info:Vintage (1987), Paperback, 400 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:africa, history

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3617. The Africans, with a new Preface and Epilogue, by David Lamb (read 17 Aug 2002) The author was a journalist in Africa from 1976 to 1980, but the book is not too journalistic but attempts a broader view and succeeds quite well. He is quite pessimistic, though he accounts some successes in African nationdom. This was a good book though old. A more current book on the same subject is Out of Africa: A Black Man Confronts Africa, by Keith B. Richberg, which I read July 8, 1998. ( )
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