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The Resource Africa : altered states, ordinary miracles, Richard Dowden

Africa : altered states, ordinary miracles, Richard Dowden

Label
Africa : altered states, ordinary miracles
Title
Africa
Title remainder
altered states, ordinary miracles
Statement of responsibility
Richard Dowden
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In captivating prose, Dowden spins tales of cults and commerce in Senegal and traditional spirituality in Sierra Leone; analyzes the impact of oil and the Internet on Nigeria and aid on Sudan; and examines what has gone so badly wrong in Rwanda and the Congo
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
960.32
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Africa : altered states, ordinary miracles, Richard Dowden
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published: London : Portobello, 2008
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [551]-553) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Africa is a night flight away: images and realities -- Africa is different: Uganda I -- How it all went wrong: Uganda II -- The end of colonialism: new states, old societies -- Amazing, but is it Africa? Somalia -- Forward to the past: Zimbabwe -- Breaking apart: Sudan -- A tick bigger than the dog: Angola -- Missing the story and the sequel: Burundi and Rwanda -- God, trust and trade: Senegal -- Dancers and the leopard men: Sierra Leone -- The positive women: AIDS in Africa -- Copying King Leopold: Congo -- Not just another country: South Africa -- Meat and money: eating in Kenya -- Look out world: Nigeria -- New colonists or old friends? Asia in Africa -- Phones, Asians and the professionals: the new Africa
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 576 pages
Isbn
9781586487539
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2008940270
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • ocn291344950
  • 497875
Label
Africa : altered states, ordinary miracles, Richard Dowden
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published: London : Portobello, 2008
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [551]-553) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Africa is a night flight away: images and realities -- Africa is different: Uganda I -- How it all went wrong: Uganda II -- The end of colonialism: new states, old societies -- Amazing, but is it Africa? Somalia -- Forward to the past: Zimbabwe -- Breaking apart: Sudan -- A tick bigger than the dog: Angola -- Missing the story and the sequel: Burundi and Rwanda -- God, trust and trade: Senegal -- Dancers and the leopard men: Sierra Leone -- The positive women: AIDS in Africa -- Copying King Leopold: Congo -- Not just another country: South Africa -- Meat and money: eating in Kenya -- Look out world: Nigeria -- New colonists or old friends? Asia in Africa -- Phones, Asians and the professionals: the new Africa
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 576 pages
Isbn
9781586487539
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2008940270
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • ocn291344950
  • 497875

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