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An eye-opening and mind-opening account
on 17 July 2001
Read this book if you are bored with the numerous bland accounts of Africa but crave a deeper insight into the real social fabric of the continent. During the course of her AIDS-ridden travels, DM interacts with an enlightening mixture of Africa's colourful population and develops strong, often controversial, views on Africa's future direction. Her book offers an alternative to the traditional western view of what is best for the continent by allowing African's to air their own ideas for solving their problems and why the West's 'obvious' answers are not always the right ones.
If you don't have an (informed) opinion on Africa before you read this book, you will afterwards.