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It's Our Turn to Eat: The Story of a Kenyan Whistle-Blower

Editura: Harper

Anul aparitiei: 2009

  

It's Our Turn to Eat: The Story of a Kenyan

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Michela Wrong

It's Our Turn to Eat: The Story of a Kenyan Whistle-Blower

Editura: Harper Perennial

Anul aparitiei: 2010

"A fast-paced political thriller.... Wrong's gripping, thoughtful book stands as both a tribute to Githongo's courage and a cautionary tale." --New York Times Book Review "On one level, It's Our Turn to Eat reads like a John Le Carre novel.... On a deeper and much richer level, the book is an analysis of how and why Kenya descended into political violence." -- Washington Post Called "urgent and important" by Harper's magazine, It's Our Turn to Eat is a nonfiction political thriller of modern Kenya--an eye-opening account of tribal rivalries, pervasive graft, and the rising anger of a prospect-less youth that exemplifies an African dilemma.

  

In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz: Living on the Brink

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Michela Wrong

In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz: Living on the Brink of Disaster in Mobutu's Congo

Editura: Harper Perennial

Anul aparitiei: 2002

Known as "the Leopard," the president of Zaire for thirty-two years, Mobutu Sese Seko, showed all the cunning of his namesake -- seducing Western powers, buying up the opposition, and dominating his people with a devastating combination of brutality and charm. While the population was pauperized, he plundered the country's copper and diamond resources, downing pink champagne in his jungle palace like some modern-day reincarnation of Joseph Conrad's crazed station manager. Michela Wrong, a correspondent who witnessed Mobutu's last days, traces the rise and fall of the idealistic young journalist who became the stereotype of an African despot. Engrossing, highly readable, and as funny as it is tragic, In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz assesses the acts of the villains and the heroes in this fascinating story of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

  

I Didn't Do It for You: How the World Betrayed a

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Michela Wrong

I Didn't Do It for You: How the World Betrayed a Small African Nation

Editura: Harper Perennial

Anul aparitiei: 2006

Scarred by decades of conflict and occupation, the craggy African nation of Eritrea has weathered the world's longest-running guerrilla war. The dogged determination that secured victory against Ethiopia, its giant neighbor, is woven into the national psyche, the product of cynical foreign interventions. Fascist Italy wanted Eritrea as the springboard for a new, racially pure Roman empire; Britain sold off its industry for scrap; the United States needed a base for its state-of-the-art spy station; and the Soviet Union used it as a pawn in a proxy war. In I Didn't Do It for You, Michela Wrong reveals the breathtaking abuses this tiny nation has suffered and, with a sharp eye for detail and a taste for the incongruous, tells the story of colonialism itself and how international power politics can play havoc with a country's destiny.

  
 
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