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The Rift: A New Africa Breaks Free (edition 2015)
by Alex Perry (Author)
The Rift: A New Africa Breaks Free by Alex Perry
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0316333778, Hardcover)A vivid, powerful and controversial look at how the world gets Africa wrong, and how a resurgent Africa is forcing it to think again.
Africa has long been misunderstood--and abused--by outsiders. Correspondent Alex Perry traveled the continent for most of a decade, meeting with entrepreneurs and warlords, professors and cocaine smugglers, presidents and jihadis. Beginning with a devastating investigation into a largely unreported war crime-in 2011, when the US and the major aid agencies helped cause a famine in which 250,000 Somalis died-he finds Africa at a moment of furious self-assertion. To finally win their freedom, Africans must confront three last false prophets-Islamists, dictators and aid workers-who would keep them in their bonds.
Beautifully written, intimately reported, and sure to spark debate, THE RIFT passionately argues that a changing Africa revolutionizes our ideas of it, and of ourselves.
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"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.
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