Continent of Mothers, Continent of Hope: Understanding and Promoting Development in Africa Today

Front Cover
Zed Books, Jun 14, 2003 - Political Science - 256 pages
0 Reviews
Cutting through the Western media's stereotype picture of Africa as a continent wracked only by civil conflict and AIDS, Torild Skard has written an engrossing introduction to a continent in change. Based on her extensive travels through the region, Skard combines eyewitness accounts, lively description and deeply informed insight to portray the human reality of Africa today. With honesty, cultural sensitivity, and a commitment especially to women, she frankly describes the social, health, and other problems experienced by its people, but also the sources of hope for the future represented by courageous individuals, community-level projects, and programs being implemented in the region.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


Bereavement What Do We Mean by Bereavement?
The Merciless
Stopping the Ravages of

13 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2003)

Torild Skard is a well-known public figure who has built a significant reputation as a writer, researcher and politician in her own country, Norway, as well as internationally.

Bibliographic information