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The rift: a new Africa breaks free

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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.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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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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subject_facetAfrica -- Economic conditions
Africa -- Forecasting -- 21st century
Africa -- History -- 1960-
Africa -- Politics and government
Africa -- Social conditions
title_displayThe rift : a new Africa breaks free
title_fullThe Rift A New Africa Breaks Free
The rift : a new Africa breaks free / Alex Perry
title_shortThe rift
title_suba new Africa breaks free
topic_facetBusiness
Economic conditions
Forecasting
History
Nonfiction
Politics and government
Social conditions