Africa: Dispatches From a Fragile Continent
by Blaine Harden
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Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Size: 8vo-over 7Â¾"-9Â¾" tall; Type: Hard Back First Printing Hardcover Book and Dust Jacket in Near Fine Condition. Fine binding of gold half cloth with red titles, black paper-wrapped boards, very clean and unmarked, tight & solid volume. Inscription from former owner to friends on endpaper, otherwise as new. Clean, bright, unclipped jacket. Blaine Harden, Washington Post bureau chief, was in the sub-Sahara fro four years. He states that the news from the continent that seems doomed by overpopulation, famine, and political instability is incomplete and misleading. It is a land swept up in change, lurching between an unworkable Western present and a collapsing African past. But his focusing on individuals has led him to uncover an Africa that endures beyond the sum of its statistics. A close look at one of the world's most fascinating and most troubled regions. 333 pages with Notes, Bibliography and Notes. 9.5 x 6.5 inches. W W Norton & Co Inc., New York and London, 1990.