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Radio Congo

Author : Ben Rawlence
ISBN : 9781851689279
Genre : History
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Ben Rawlence sets out to gather the news that never travels far - the news from the uneasy peace being made in Congo's 'silent quarter'. He travels by foot, bike and boat, meeting people who are making a life in one of the world's most dangerous places. Along the way he exposes the real story of Congo, during and after the war.

City Of Thorns

Author : Ben Rawlence
ISBN : 9781846275883
Genre : Literary Collections
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To the charity workers, Dadaab refugee camp is a humanitarian crisis; to the Kenyan government, it is a 'nursery for terrorists'; to the western media, it is a dangerous no-go area; but to its half a million residents, it is their last resort. Situated hundreds of miles from any other settlement, deep within the inhospitable desert of northern Kenya where only thorn bushes grow, Dadaab is a city like no other. Its buildings are made from mud, sticks or plastic, its entire economy is grey, and its citizens survive on rations and luck. Over the course of four years, Ben Rawlence became a first-hand witness to a strange and desperate limbo-land, getting to know many of those who have come there seeking sanctuary. Among them are Guled, a former child soldier who lives for football; Nisho, who scrapes an existence by pushing a wheelbarrow and dreaming of riches; Tawane, the indomitable youth leader; and schoolgirl Kheyro, whose future hangs upon her education. In City of Thorns, Rawlence interweaves the stories of nine individuals to show what life is like in the camp and to sketch the wider political forces that keep the refugees trapped there. Lucid, vivid and illuminating, here is an urgent human story with deep international repercussions, brought to life through the people who call Dadaab home.

Radio Okapi Kindu

Author : Jennifer Bakody
ISBN : 9781483597669
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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When Jennifer Bakody steps off the plane in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2004, she walks right into the hardest and most inspiring job an idealistic young journalist from Nova Scotia could ever imagine. Six years of war involving eight countries and several million deaths have just ended in a ceasefire. Two weeks later, Bakody finds herself two thousand kilometres up the Congo River in the heart of the jungle, managing a small UN-backed radio station. Welcome to Radio Okapi Kindu. Welcome, too, to its team of hard-working local reporters determined to cover the country’s rapid march towards elections. One day rebel soldiers are walking out of jungle enclaves and handing in their weapons; the next, the station is airing messages asking after missing people and staging comedy sketches. When a public lynching is followed by an outbreak of violence, Bakody begins to realize how little she understands Congolese politics―and how little she has at stake compared to her colleagues. Maintaining the rigour of Radio Okapi’s editorial line suddenly seems like a matter of life and death. Can one small station known as the “frequency of peace” stand the strain? Radio Okapi Kindu is a touching memoir of a young journalist’s coming of age and a love song to a poor but astonishingly beautiful country.

Radio In Africa

Author : Liz Gunner
ISBN : 184701061X
Genre : Performing Arts
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Radio is 'Africa's medium', with an ability to transcend barriers to access, facilitate political debate and shape identities.


Author : Anjan Sundaram
ISBN : 9780385537766
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In the powerful travel-writing tradition of Ryszard Kapuscinski and V.S. Naipaul, a haunting memoir of a dangerous and disorienting year of self-discovery in one of the world's unhappiest countries.

The Economist

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ISBN : UOM:39015064048617
Genre : Economic history
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The World S Most Dangerous Place

Author : James Fergusson
ISBN : 9781446487051
Genre : Political Science
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2014 AND THE PADDY POWER POLITICAL BOOK AWARDS INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS BOOK OF THE YEAR. Award-winning journalist James Fergusson is among the few to have witnessed at first hand the devastating reality of life in the failed and desperate state of Somalia. This corner of the world has long been seen as the rotting and charred heart of Africa: a melting pot of crime, corruption, poverty, famine and civil war. And in recent years, whilst Somalia’s lucrative piracy industry has grabbed the headlines, a darker, much deeper threat has come of age: the Al Qaida-linked militants Al Shabaab, and the dawn of a new phase in the global war on terror. Yet, paradoxically, Somalia’s star is brightening, as forms of business, law enforcement and local politics begin to establish themselves, and members of the vast Somali diaspora return to their homeland. Fergusson takes us to the heart of the struggle, meeting everyone from politicians, pirates, extremists and mercenaries to aid workers, civilians and refugees. He gives a unique account of a country ravaged by war, considers what the future might hold for a generation who have grown up knowing little else and exposes the reality of life in this hard, often forgotten land.

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