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Mr. French writes a book of compashion, of understanding and unfortunately leave us with a sense of hopelessness.
This is an informed, deeply sympathetic portrayal of Africa, a continent that is endlessly fascinating and incredibly compelling.
Enjoyed reading the book immensely and would recommend it to anyone looking for a current account of political affairs in Africa.
I heard an interview on NPR (Fresh Air, I believe was the program) and purchased the book immediately. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Genuine Sunshine
Howard Frence done a great job of informing us on the history and challenges of the governmnts and people of Africa. Would recommend it to all who care to be educated.Published 14 months ago by paul daniels
I learned from this book and the perspective of the author French.
French tells about the corruption and the venal policies of the West and the ruling elites in the... Read more
The book was great. A bit confusing at the end with so many names, and tribes and countries (new names and old).Published 16 months ago by mario
A very insightful and informative account of a journalist's experiences covering critical events in West Africa during the 1990's. Read morePublished 18 months ago by BT Invictus
Concise book. A very personal account of French's experience but included useful historical context. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Jay Adeniji
I'm about to embark on a 3-year trip to all 54 countries in Africa, so I was excited to read this book. However, after reading it, I have 6 problems with it:
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the only reason this got 4 stars was amazons packaging. Smashed up the book pretty good.Published on July 17, 2008 by Amazon Customer
I'm in the middle of the book and I'm not liking it. Part of the problem is that I cannot stand the author. Something about the writing gives me the impression he has a huge ego. Read morePublished on June 1, 2008 by Vegastar