The Next Africa

Author by : Jake Bright
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Publisher by : Macmillan
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Description : The Next Africa, an Axiom Best Business Book Award winner, will change the way people think about the continent. The old narrative of an Africa disconnected from the global economy, depicted by conflict or corruption, and heavily dependent on outside donors is fading. A wave of transformation driven by business, modernization, and a new cadre of remarkably talented Africans is thrusting the continent from the world's margins to the global mainstream. In the coming decades the magnitude of Africa's markets and rising influence of its people will intersect with other key trends to shape a new era, one in which Africa's progress finally overshadows its challenges, transforming an emerging continent into a global powerhouse. The Next Africa captures this story. Authors Jake Bright and Aubrey Hruby pair their collective decades of Africa experience with several years of direct research and interviews. Packed with profiles; personal stories, research and analysis, The Next Africa is a paradigm-shifting guide to the events, trends, and people reshaping Africa's relationship to the world. Bright and Hruby detail the cross-cutting trends prompting Silicon Valley venture capital funds and firms like GE, IBM, and Proctor & Gamble to make major investments in African economies, while describing how Africans are stimulating Milan runways, Hollywood studios, and London pop charts. The Next Africa introduces readers to the continent's burgeoning technology movement, rising entrepreneurs, groundbreaking philanthropists, and cultural innovators making an impact in music, fashion, and film. Bright and Hruby also connect Africa's transformation to its contemporary immigrant diaspora, illustrating how this increasingly affluent group will serve as the thread that pulls the continent's success together. Finally, The Next Africa suggests a fresh framework for global citizens, public policy-makers, and CEOs to approach Africa. It will no longer be "The Hopeless Continent", nor will it become an overnight utopia. Bright and Hruby offer a more nuanced, net-sum, and data-rich approach to analyzing an increasingly complex continent, reconciling its continued challenges with rapid progress. The Next Africa describes a future of a more globally-connected Africa where its leaders and citizens wield significant economic, cultural, and political power--a future in which Americans will be more likely to own African stocks, work for companies doing business in Africa, buy African hits from iTunes, see Nigerian actors win Oscars, and learn new African names connected to tech moguls and billionaires.


The Lost Continent

Author by : Bill Bryson
Languange : en
Publisher by : VNR AG
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Description : When a native of Iowa returns from England to wander across America's heartland in search of the perfect small town, the result is a string of hilarious anecdotes and biting social commentary


Forgotten Continent

Author by : Michael Reid
Languange : en
Publisher by : Yale University Press
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Description : A newly updated edition of the best-selling primer on the social, political, and economic challenges facing Central and South America Ten years after its first publication, Michael Reid's best-selling survey of the state of contemporary Latin America has been wholly updated to reflect the new realities of the "Forgotten Continent." The former Americas editor for the Economist, Reid suggests that much of Central and South America, though less poor, less unequal, and better educated than before, faces harder economic times now that the commodities boom of the 2000s is over. His revised, in-depth account of the region reveals dynamic societies more concerned about corruption and climate change, the uncertainties of a Donald Trump-led United States, and a political cycle that, in many cases, is turning from left-wing populism to center-right governments. This essential new edition provides important insights into the sweeping changes that have occurred in Latin America in recent years and indicates priorities for the future.


The Shackled Continent

Author by : Robert Guest
Languange : en
Publisher by : Smithsonian Institution
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Description : A provocative critique of the political situation in Africa argues that poor governance is behind its nations' poverty, AIDS statistics, and unceasing wars, citing a need for improved foreign aid distribution, greater personal freedoms, and more effective administration.


The Struggle For Europe

Author by : William I. Hitchcock
Languange : en
Publisher by : Anchor
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Description : From the ashes of World War II to the conflict over Iraq, William Hitchcock examines the miraculous transformation of Europe from a deeply fractured land to a continent striving for stability, tolerance, democracy, and prosperity. Exploring the role of Cold War politics in Europe’s peace settlement and the half century that followed, Hitchcock reveals how leaders such as Charles de Gaulle, Willy Brandt, and Margaret Thatcher balanced their nations’ interests against the demands of the reigning superpowers, leading to great strides in economic and political unity. He re-creates Europeans’ struggles with their troubling legacy of racial, ethnic, and national antagonism, and shows that while divisions persist, Europe stands on the threshold of changes that may profoundly shape the future of world affairs.


Dark Continent

Author by : Assistant Professor of History Mark Mazower
Languange : en
Publisher by : Knopf
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Description : A thought-provoking study of the twentieth-century history of Europe explores the struggle for control among liberal democracy, communism, and fascism, tracing the ideological, economic, political, and military factors that transformed the face of Europe since the end of World War I. 15,000 first printing.


A Continent For The Taking

Author by : Howard W. French
Languange : en
Publisher by : Knopf
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Description : An account of the consequences of the century-long encounter between Africa and the Western world contends that Africa's natural resources have been exploited by Western interests, considers the roles of the region's leaders, traces the outbreaks of AIDS and the Ebola virus, and analyzes genocidal activities in Rwanda and the Congo. 20,000 first printing.


Africans

Author by : John Iliffe
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : In a vast and all-embracing study of Africa, from the origins of mankind to the present day, John Iliffe refocuses its history on the peopling of an environmentally hostile continent. Africans have been pioneers struggling against disease and nature, but during the last century their inherited culture has interacted with medical progress to produce the most rapid population growth the world has ever seen. This new edition incorporates genetic and linguistic findings, throwing light on early African history and summarises research that has transformed the study of the Atlantic slave trade. It also examines the consequences of a rapidly growing youthful population, the hopeful but uncertain democratisation and economic recovery of the early twenty-first century, the containment of the AIDS epidemic and the turmoil within Islam that has produced the Arab Spring. Africans: The History of a Continent is thus a single story binding modern men and women to their earliest human ancestors.


A Continent For The Taking

Author by : Howard W. French
Languange : en
Publisher by : Vintage
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Description : An account of the consequences of the century-long encounter between Africa and the Western world contends that Africa's natural resources have been exploited by Western interests, considers the roles of the region's leaders, traces the outbreaks of AIDS and the Ebola virus, and analyzes genocidal activities in Rwanda and the Congo. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.


Conquering The Continent

Author by : Clifford Henry Wright
Languange : en
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Across A Continent

Author by : Canadian Northern Railway Company
Languange : en
Publisher by : London : Waterlow
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Saving The Overlooked Continent

Author by : Hans Krabbendam
Languange : en
Publisher by : Leuven University Press
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Description : How American Protestant missionaries created a new worldwide religious network Among a wide spectrum of American Protestants, the horrors of World War II triggered grave concern for Europe’s religious future. They promptly mobilised resources to revive Europe’s Christian foundation. Saving the Overlooked Continent reconstructs this surprising redirection of Western missions. For the first time, Europe became the recipient of America’s missionary enterprise. The American missionary impulse matched the military, economic, and political programs of the U.S., all of which positioned the United States to become Europe’s dominant partner and point of cultural reference. One result was the importation of the internal conflicts that vexed American Protestants – theological tensions between modernists and traditionalists, and organisational competition between established churches and independent parachurch associations. Europe was offered a new slate of options that sparked civic and ecclesiastical responses. But behind these contending religious networks lay a considerable overlap of goals and means based on a shared missionary trajectory. By the mid-1960s, most Protestant American agencies admitted that the expectation of a religious revival had been too optimistic despite their initiatives having led to an integration of Europe in the global evangelical network. The agencies reconsidered their assumptions and redefined their strategies. The initial opposition between inclusive and exclusive approaches abated, and the path opened to a sustained cooperation among once-fierce opponents.


Continent In The Sky

Author by : Paul Berna
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Description : A young boy stows away in a spaceship bound for the Moon and discovers two rival concerns struggling for mastery of the Moon's resources.


A Continent In Change

Author by : Asian Development Bank
Languange : en
Publisher by : Asian Development Bank
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Description : This beautiful volume of over 80 photographs serves as a reminder of the immensity, variety, and beauty of Asia, and the fragility of the region's ecosystems.


The Light Continent

Author by : Omar Rolf Leopold Werner Freiherr von Ehrenfels
Languange : en
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The State Of Africa

Author by : Martin Meredith
Languange : en
Publisher by : Simon & Schuster
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Description : Africa is forever on our TV screens, but the bad-news stories (famine, genocide, corruption) massively outweigh the good (South Africa). Ever since the process of de-colonialisation began in the mid-1950s, and arguably before, the continent has appeared to be stuck in a process of irreversible decline. Constant war, improper use of natural resources and misappropriation of revenues and aid monies contribute to an impression of a continent beyond hope. How did we get here? What, if anything, is to be done? Fully revised and updated and weaving together the key stories and characters of the last sixty years into a stunningly compelling and coherent narrative, Martin Meredith has produced the definitive history of how European ideas of how to organise 10,000 different ethnic groups has led to what Tony Blair described as the 'scar on the conscience of the world'. Authoritative, provocative and consistently fascinating, this is the updated edition of the seminal book on one of the most important issues facing the West today.


The Loneliest Continent

Author by : Walker Chapman
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Description : The heroic saga of many men of many nationalities persistently probing into the forbidding ice-bound fastness of the last unknown continent, from the fables of Greek geographers to the findings of the International Geophysical Year on future scientific development.


The Kirk And The Continent

Author by : Andrew Landale Drummond
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Goa In The Indian Sub Continent

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Description : Contributed articles on Goan history presented at the Seminar on "Goa in the Indian Sub-Continent" and symposium on Goa's relations with Coromondel Coast jointly organized by Directorate of Archives and Archaeology and Goa University on 24th-25th February, 1994.


The Last Continent

Author by : Bernard Stonehouse
Languange : en
Publisher by : Shuttlewood Collinson Publishers
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The Last Continent

Author by : Terry Pratchett
Languange : en
Publisher by : Random House
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Description : A beautiful hardback edition of the classic Discworld novel 'Anything you do in the past changes the future. The tiniest little actions have huge consequences. You might tread on an ant now and it might entirely prevent someone from being born in the future.' There's nothing like the issue of evolution to get under the skin of academics. Even if their field of expertise is magic rather than biology. With the best and most interfering minds of Unseen University somehow left in charge at a critical evolutionary turning point, the Discworld's last continent needs a saviour... Who is this hero striding across the red desert? Sheep shearer, beer drinker, bush ranger, and someone who'll even eat a Meat Pie Floater when he's sober. In fact, it's Rincewind, a wizard so inept he can't even spell wizard. He's the only hero left. Still...no worries, eh?


Asia

Author by : Joanne Mattern
Languange : en
Publisher by : The Rosen Publishing Group
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Description : Offers an introduction to the weather, vegetation, animals, and people of Asia.


Africa In International Politics

Author by : Ian Taylor
Languange : en
Publisher by : Psychology Press
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Description : Locating Africa on the global stage, this book examines and compares external involvement in the continent, exploring the foreign policies of major states and international organizations towards Africa. The contributors work within a political economy framework in order to study how these powers have attempted to stimulate democracy, peace and prosperity in the context of neo-liberal hegemony and ask whom these attempts have benefited and failed.