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The Rift : a new Africa breaks free, Alex Perry

Label
The Rift : a new Africa breaks free
Title
The Rift
Title remainder
a new Africa breaks free
Statement of responsibility
Alex Perry
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
NLIVL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Perry, Alex
Dewey number
960
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Africa
Target audience
adult
Label
The Rift : a new Africa breaks free, Alex Perry
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes index
  • ''Dispatches from a changing continent" -- cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: pt. I Getting Africa Wrong -- 1.Somalia -- 2.Genesis -- pt. II The Rift -- 3.South Sudan -- 4.Uganda and the Central African Republic -- 5.Rwanda and Congo -- 6.Zimbabwe -- 7.South Africa -- 8.Made in Africa -- 9.Guinea-Bissau and Mali -- 10.Nigeria -- 11.Kenya, Somalia and Uganda -- pt. III The New Africa -- 12.Ethiopia, Nigeria and Kenya -- 13.China in Africa -- 14.The New Africa
Control code
000055762008
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 431 pages, [16] unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780297871224
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)920376225
Label
The Rift : a new Africa breaks free, Alex Perry
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes index
  • ''Dispatches from a changing continent" -- cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: pt. I Getting Africa Wrong -- 1.Somalia -- 2.Genesis -- pt. II The Rift -- 3.South Sudan -- 4.Uganda and the Central African Republic -- 5.Rwanda and Congo -- 6.Zimbabwe -- 7.South Africa -- 8.Made in Africa -- 9.Guinea-Bissau and Mali -- 10.Nigeria -- 11.Kenya, Somalia and Uganda -- pt. III The New Africa -- 12.Ethiopia, Nigeria and Kenya -- 13.China in Africa -- 14.The New Africa
Control code
000055762008
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 431 pages, [16] unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780297871224
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)920376225

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