Publisher description for The Rift : A New Africa Breaks Free / Alex Perry.


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A vivid, powerful and controversial look at how the world gets Africa wrong, and how a resurgent Africa is forcing it to think again.

Africa has long been misunderstood--and abused--by outsiders. Correspondent Alex Perry traveled the continent for most of a decade, meeting with entrepreneurs and warlords, professors and cocaine smugglers, presidents and jihadis. Beginning with a devastating investigation into a largely unreported war crime-in 2011, when the US and the major aid agencies helped cause a famine in which 250,000 Somalis died-he finds Africa at a moment of furious self-assertion. To finally win their freedom, Africans must confront three last false prophets-Islamists, dictators and aid workers-who would keep them in their bonds.

Beautifully written, intimately reported, and sure to spark debate, THE RIFT passionately argues that a changing Africa revolutionizes our ideas of it, and of ourselves.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Africa -- History -- 1960-
Africa -- Forecasting -- 21st century.
Africa -- Politics and government.
Africa -- Economic conditions.
Africa -- Social conditions.
Economic history. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00901974
Forecasting. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00931721
Politics and government. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01919741
Social conditions. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01919811
Africa. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01239509
Soziočokonomischer Wandel. -- gnd -- (DE-588)4318539-3
Wirtschaftsentwicklung. -- gnd -- (DE-588)4066438-7
Schwarzafrika. -- gnd -- (DE-588)4053770-5