I Am Reading: AFRICA - Altered States, Ordinary Miracle

AFRICA - Altered States, Ordinary Miracle
author: Richard Dowden

Though I love Richard's work and find his writting witty and insightful I have to say the chapter on Nigeria in this book is a little exaggerated. i always have an issue with foreigners coming to Africa for a short duration of time and go home thinking they know what Africa is about. Richard has written extensively on Africa and yes, he probably knows Africa better than most lilly white westerners BUT I still think any accurate account of life in Africa has to come from an African.

Great read though, I'm currently on Uganda. Poor Mbheki, he gets the blame for everything again even in this book's chapter about SA

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