Africa's Moment

Africa s Moment The st century will be the century of Africa This continent was once seen as empty rural animist poor and forgotten by the world Now fifty years after independence it is full to bursting urba

  • Title: Africa's Moment
  • Author: Jean-michel Severino
  • ISBN: 9780745651576
  • Page: 448
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The 21st century will be the century of Africa This continent was once seen as empty, rural, animist, poor, and forgotten by the world Now, fifty years after independence, it is full to bursting, urban and monotheist If poverty and violence are still rampant, economic growth has taken off again and a middle class is developing Africa will hold a central place in the biThe 21st century will be the century of Africa This continent was once seen as empty, rural, animist, poor, and forgotten by the world Now, fifty years after independence, it is full to bursting, urban and monotheist If poverty and violence are still rampant, economic growth has taken off again and a middle class is developing Africa will hold a central place in the big issues facing the world today If it once made a false start , here it is back again in the fast lane The West has missed the turnaround of a continent that will no longer wait for us How can we best understand it Demography, economics, politics, diplomacy, cultures and religions this book presents the different facets of this new Africa, which will soon have a billion people, at the mid point of the most rapid population boom that humanity has ever known Without ignoring the risks of its metamorphosis, it brings to light the forces and hopes that Africa harbors.

    One thought on “Africa's Moment”

    1. Overall, I liked this book. It is new, so it is up to date with changes in Africa in the last few years (the real growth and change, not the Arab Spring), it is overall optimistic, it is written by a couple of French guys so it is a European view rather than American, and because it is French, covers Francophone Africa more, which doesn't always get covered much here. Although optimistic, it does cover quite a few topics pretty evenly : food, population, urbanization, relationships with China an [...]

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