The Graves Are Not Yet Full

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Basic Books, Aug 5, 2008 - History - 352 pages
Since 1983 journalist Bill Berkeley has traveled through Africa's most troubled lands-Rwanda, Liberia, South Africa, Sudan, Uganda, and Zaire-seeking out the tyrants and military leaders who orchestrate seemingly intractable wars. Shattering the myth that ancient tribal hatred lies at the heart of the continent's troubles, Berkeley instead holds accountable the "Big Men" who came to power during this period, describing the very rational methods behind their apparent madness.
 

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The graves are not yet full: race, tribe and power in the heart of Africa

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Berkeley (writing, Columbia Univ.) has reported on African affairs for more than a decade. This moving, disturbing work focuses on recent examples of tyranny and civil disorder in Liberia, the ... Read full review

Contents

A Farmer
1
The Rebel
22
The Assistant Secretary
63
A Voice of Good Sense and Good Will
103
The Collaborator
143
Three Ph D s and a New Kind of African Leader
197
The Defendant
245
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Bill Berkeley is a contributing editor on the op-ed page of the New York Times and a Fellow at the World Policy Institute of the New School for Social Research in New York City. He lives in New York City.

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