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Africa: Despatches from a Fragile Continent


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Journalist Blaine Harden reveals the darker, unsightly picture of Africa which is beginning to emerge in the media. Each of the eight chapters focuses on a single country and a single story, using examples and anecdotes to give context and comprehensibility to problems usually clouded by sociological jargon. He has two principal themes: the battle between modernity, with its double-edged benefits, and the tribal way of life; and the way that Western governments seek to appease their sense of duty, or salve their imperial ...

Africa: Despatches from a Fragile Continent 1991, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780002158893