Africa: Altered States, Ordinary Miracles

Africa: Altered States, Ordinary Miracles

Richard Dowden


After a lifetime’s shut statement of the continent, one of many world’s best Africa correspondents has penned a landmark ebook on lifestyles and loss of life in smooth Africa. It takes a consultant as observant, skilled, and sufferer as Richard Dowden to bare its truths. Dowden combines a novelist’s present for surroundings with the scholar’s clutch of ancient swap as he spins stories of cults and trade in Senegal and standard spirituality in Sierra Leone; analyzes the influence of oil and the web on Nigeria and reduction on Sudan; and examines what has long past so badly fallacious in Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Burundi, and the Congo. Dowden’s grasp paintings is an try to clarify why Africa is how it is, and allows its readers to work out and comprehend this striking continent as a spot of concept and super humanity.

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