The Africans

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Aug 24, 2011 - History - 400 pages
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During the four years he spent in black Africa as the bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times, David Lamb traveled through almost every country south of the Sahara, logging more than 300,000 miles. He talked to presidents and guerrilla leaders, university professors and witch doctors. He bounced from wars to coups oceans apart, catching midnight flights to little-known countries where supposedly decent people were doing unspeakable things to one another. In the tradition of John Gunther's Inside Africa, The Africans is an extraordinary combination of analysis and adventure. Part travelogue, part contemporary history, it is a portrait of a continent that sometimes seems hell-bent on destroying itself, and of people who are as courageous as they are long-suffering.


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It is good sometimes to read books outside our usual genre likes. IF someone had asked me would you like to read a political science book on African politics,culture ,history etc. I would surely have ... Read full review

Contents

COLLISION OF PAST AND PRESENT A
25
THE MEN AT THE TOP a
43
THE GHOST OF IDI AMIN A
77
SEPARATE ROADS FOR Two NEIGHBORS A
212
CULTURE SHOCK A
226
SOME OF THE NEws THAT Is FIT TO PRINT a
243
SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST A
258
SUMMING UP AND LOOKING AHEAD A
338
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David Lamb is an eight-time Pulitzer Prize nominee who has traveled the world for 25 years as a Los Angeles Times correspondent. He is the author of six widely praised books.

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