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The Africans

The Africans

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Written by David LambAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by David Lamb

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: June 12, 1987
  • Price: $19.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-394-75308-9 (0-394-75308-9)
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This edition of Lamb's acclaimed 1983 book on sub-Saharan Africa contains an epilogue that covers events up to 1987 and includes a report on the author's visit to Ethiopia during the famine of the mid-1980s. Part travelogue, part contemporary history, it is a portrait of a continent that sometimes seems hell-bent on destroying itself, and of people who are as courageous as they are long-suffering.

Preface to the New Edition
Portrait of a Continent
Collision of Past and Present
The Men at the Top
The Ghost of Idi Amin
In Search of Unity
Coups and Countercoups
The Colonial Heritage
From Lisbon with Love
Shadow from Abroad
Separate Roads for Two Neighbors
Culture Shock
Some of the News That is Fit to Print
Survival of the Fittest
Sylis and Cedis
Nigeria: The Future is Now
Alone Against the World
Summing Up and Looking Ahead
Epilogue: Africa Reconsidered