Into the House of the Ancestors: Inside the New Africa

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Wiley, Jan 18, 1999 - History - 288 pages
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Experience Africa's vibrant and volatile struggle at the crossroads between tradition and modernity . . .


"Rich . . . fascinating." --The New York Times Book Review

"A master of eyewitness description and of the telling interview, [Maier] has unearthed Africa's hidden heroes and heroines." --Financial Times

"Maier has written a sensitive and complex narrative. . . . excellent descriptions of the lives and experiences of both ordinary and extraordinary individuals in different parts of Africa." --Richard Leakey, The Times (London)

"A remarkable book. . . . It is no easy task to articulate an intangible undercurrent in an area so geographically large and culturally diverse, but Maier has succeeded admirably. Maier gives us hope that [the Africans] can rebound and even thrive. Highly recommended." --Library Journal

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Maier, a foreign correspondent in Africa for over ten years and author of Angola: Promises and Lies (Serif, 1996), has produced a remarkable book dealing with the spirit of a changing sub-Saharan ... Read full review


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Karl Maier served as the Africa correspondent for the Independent of London from 1986 to 1995. A regular contributor to the Washington Post, the Economist, and the Christian Science Monitor, he is the author of the critically acclaimed Angola: Promises and Lies.

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