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Africa is not a country : notes on a bright continent / Dipo Faloyin.

Summary:

An exuberant, opinionated, stereotype-busting view of contemporary Africa in all its splendid diversity by one of its leading new writers. A lively and diverse continent of fifty-four countries, over two thousand languages, and 1.4 billion people, Africa has long been painted with a broad brush in Western literature, media, and culture, flattening it into a monolith. In Africa is Not a Country, the acclaimed journalist Dipo Faloyin boldly counters the stereotypes and highlights the realities of Africa's communities and histories. Starting with the complex urban life of Lagos, the largest city on the continent, Faloyin then traces the history of modern Africa, revealing how arbitrary boundaries drawn by colonizers led to tribal and cultural clashes, before telling the story of democracy in 10 dictatorships. He unravels the perils and ubiquity of the "white savior complex," explores the rivalries at the heart of the African Cup of Nations tournament, and joins the heated debate over which West African country makes the best jollof rice. And with an eye towards the future promise and potential of the continent, he speaks with local activists, artists, and writers who are defining Africa on their own terms. Witty and insightful, Africa is Not a Country is an idiosyncratic and entertaining exploration of a diverse continent that deserves to finally be understood, respected, and celebrated.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780393881530
  • Physical Description: 380 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First American edition 2022.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, 2022.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Subject: National characteristics, African.
Africa > Foreign public opinion.
Africa > Politics and government > 21st century.
Africa > Social conditions > 21st century.
Africa > Social life and customs > 21st century.

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Consortium of Ohio Libraries. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Community Library (Sunbury).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Community Library (Sunbury) 960.33 Fal (Text) 30210313155383 New Books Checked out 12/01/2022


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