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Understanding Post-Colonial Africa
What many Americans know about contemporary Africa can be summed up in headlines about bloody civil wars and corrupt dictators, child soldiers and lost boys, devastating disease, extreme poverty, and unsettling cultural practices. But the issues behind these headlines are far more complex than the popular press can portray. These four books help to introduce post-colonial Africa to the novice and explore some of the continents crises in greater depthincluding the Wests complicity in them.
Books in this Series
- Ryszard Kapuscinski, The Shadow of the Sun
- Ngugi wa Thiongo, The River Between
- Ishmael Beah, A Long Way Gone
- Jonny Steinberg, Sizwes Test: A Young Mans Journey Through Africas AIDS Epidemic
- Dave Eggers, What is the What
- J. Nozipo Maraire, Zenzele: A Letter for My Daughter
- Alan Berolzheimer - Travel radius: statewide
- Suzanne H. Brown - Travel radius: statewide
- Elayne Clift - Travel radius: Bennington, Rutland, Windham, Windsor
- Nat Frothingham - Travel radius: statewide
- Mary Hays - Travel radius: Caledonia, Orange, Washington
- Gina Logan - Travel radius: statewide
- Deborah Lee Luskin - Travel radius: statewide (negotiable)
- Jim Schley - Travel radius: statewide
- John R. Turner - Travel radius: statewide
- Lesley Wright - Travel radius: statewide
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