Africa is not a country : notes on a bright continent
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New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, 2022.
Format
Book
Edition
First American edition.
ISBN
9780393881530, 0393881539
Physical Desc
380 pages ; 22 cm
Status
Rodgers Memorial Library - Nonfiction - Main Floor
960.33 FALOYIN
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Published
New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, 2022.
Edition
First American edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9780393881530, 0393881539

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General Note
"First published in the United Kingdom by Harvill Secker, an imprint of Vintage, a part of Penguin Random House UK under the title Africa is not a country: breaking stereotypes of modern Africa."
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-380).
Description
"An exuberant, opinionated, stereotype-busting view of contemporary Africa in all its splendid diversity by one of its leading new writers. A lively and diverse continent of fifty-four countries, over two thousand languages, and 1.4 billion people, Africa has long been painted with a broad brush in Western literature, media, and culture, flattening it into a monolith. In Africa is Not a Country, the acclaimed journalist Dipo Faloyin boldly counters the stereotypes and highlights the realities of Africa's communities and histories. Starting with the complex urban life of Lagos, the largest city on the continent, Faloyin then traces the history of modern Africa, revealing how arbitrary boundaries drawn by colonizers led to tribal and cultural clashes, before telling the story of democracy in 10 dictatorships. He unravels the perils and ubiquity of the "white savior complex," explores the rivalries at the heart of the African Cup of Nations tournament, and joins the heated debate over which West African country makes the best jollof rice. And with an eye towards the future promise and potential of the continent, he speaks with local activists, artists, and writers who are defining Africa on their own terms. Witty and insightful, Africa is Not a Country is an idiosyncratic and entertaining exploration of a diverse continent that deserves to finally be understood, respected, and celebrated"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Faloyin, D. (2022). Africa is not a country: notes on a bright continent (First American edition.). W.W. Norton & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Faloyin, Dipo. 2022. Africa Is Not a Country: Notes On a Bright Continent. W.W. Norton & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Faloyin, Dipo. Africa Is Not a Country: Notes On a Bright Continent W.W. Norton & Company, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Faloyin, Dipo. Africa Is Not a Country: Notes On a Bright Continent First American edition., W.W. Norton & Company, 2022.

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