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Title:
The bright continent : breaking rules and making change in modern Africa
Author:
Olopade, Dayo, author.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
Physical Description:
274 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Summary:
A Nigerian-American journalist attempts to dispel the warring, impoverished, and pitiful images of Africa so prevalent in the media with the joyful and innovative country she knows by highlighting the commercial opportunities and technological innovations to be found there.
Language:
English
Contents:
Orientation : a new map of Africa -- Kanju : the fine line between genius and crime -- Fail states : why African government hasn't worked -- Stuff we don't want : doing bad in Africa -- The family map : the original social network -- The technology map : lessons in leapfrogging -- The commercial map : development for sale -- The nature map : to feed, fuel, and build the future -- The youth map : Africa's demographic dividend -- Two publics : Who's in charge?
ISBN:
9780547678313

9780544483996
Format :
Book