The Rift: A New Africa Breaks Free

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 - 2011, when the US and the major aid agencies helped cause a famine in which 250,000 Somalis died - 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.

ISBN: 9780316333771

Published Date: November 17, 2015

Publisher: Little Brown and Company

Language: English

Page Count: 448

Size: 9.62" l x 6.56" w x 1.54" h