9781586488161

Africa: Altered States, Ordinary Miracles

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    9781586488161

  • ISBN10:

    1586488163

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/9/2010
  • Publisher: Perseus Books Group

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Summary

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.

Author Biography

Richard Dowden is director of the Royal African Society. He spent a decade as Africa Editor of the Independent, and then another decade as Africa Editor of the Economist. He has made three television documentaries on Africa, for the BBC and Channel 4.

Table of Contents

Mapp. vi
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Forewordp. xiii
Africa is a night flight away: Images and realitiesp. 1
Africa is different: Uganda Ip. 11
How it all went wrong: Uganda IIp. 38
The end of colonialism: New states, old societiesp. 51
Amazing, but is it Africa? Somaliap. 90
Forward to the past: Zimbabwep. 127
Breaking apart: Sudanp. 158
A tick bigger than the dog: Angolap. 199
Missing the story and the sequel: Burundi and Rwandap. 223
God, trust and trade: Senegalp. 255
Dancers and the leopard menp. 284
The positive positive women: AIDS in Africap. 321
Copying King Leopold: Congop. 353
Not just another country: South Africap. 380
Meat and money: Eating in Kenyap. 415
Look out world: Nigeriap. 439
New colonists or old friends? Asia in Africap. 484
Phones, Asians and the professionals: The new Africap. 509
Epiloguep. 543
Further Readingp. 551
Indexp. 554
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