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Ellis, S: Season of Rains (Gebundene Ausgabe)


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ISBN: 1849041091 EAN: 9781849041096

A sweeping survey of modern Africa which goes beyond the stereotypes and shines a positive light on the continent's future potential.

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The author of a groundbreaking books on the ANC, the Liberian Civil War, religion and politics in Africa and the history of Madagascar, Stephen Ellis is Professor of African Studies at the Free University, Amsterdam.

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'One of the most insightful and thought-provoking analyses of Africa of the last decade. Stephen Ellis mercilessly exposes the outdated preconceptions that mould outsiders' interactions with the continent and the yawning gap between what statesmen, diplomats and aid officials would like the continent to be and what it really is. His conclusion is refreshingly upbeat.' - Michela Wrong, author of It's Our Turn to Eat: The Story of a Kenyan Whistleblower 'The timing of [Season of Rains], named after a Cameroonian poem about forecasting the harvest at the first rains, is impeccable. Its publication follows a rash of research celebrating the prospects of an African economic renaissance in years to come, while a combination of global and local circumstances has pushed the continent back up the agenda for the global investment community. - Yet this growing literature on what some like to term a new scramble for Africa, referring back to the colonial carve-up that took place in the 19th century, is often one-dimensional. That is not an accusation that can be levelled at Ellis, who in a succinct 170 pages captures the broad spectrum of political, economic and social foundations that make Africa what it is today.' - Financial Times 'Nuanced and challenging - Ellis' book will not please readers looking for a simple takeaway of straightforward policy recommendations, but his in-depth knowledge makes it essential reading for anyone seeking to understand Africa's evolution.' - Foreign Affairs 'This book is a lucid and brief analysis of Africa in the world. It is a subversive masterpiece, undermining stereotypes of and about Africans. Everyone interested in Africa should read it to give their assumptions an invigorating cold shower and to modify their own policies.' - Sir Edward Clay, former British High Commissioner to Kenya, for the Royal African Society 'Season of Rains brilliantly succeeds in its goal of providing a succinct introduction to a continent which is all too often conceived by external observers in stereotypes inherited from the post-colonial period, or indeed much further back in the history of "the dark continent".' - International Affairs 'An outstanding, original and provocative work. - The breadth of Season of Rains is extremely impressive. - its greatest strength is the way it manages to convey a sense of both continuity and change. - a considerable achievement'. - Dr Daniel Branch, University of Warwick

ISBN 1-849041-09-1, ISBN 1-84-904109-1, ISBN 1-84904-109-1, ISBN 1-849-04109-1, ISBN 1-8490-4109-1

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