Hardback Africa is not a country : breaking stereotypes of modern Africa / Dipo Faloyin.
Publication year: 2022
Publisher: London : Harvill Secker,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781787302952 (hbk.) :
'Africa Is Not A Country' is a kaleidoscopic portrait of modern Africa, that pushes back against harmful stereotypes to tell a more comprehensive story. So often Africa is depicted simplistically as an arid red landscape of famines and safaris, uniquely plagued by poverty and strife. In this funny and insightful book, Dipo Faloyin offers a much-needed corrective, creating a fresh and multifaceted view of this vast continent. To unspool this inaccurate narrative, 'Africa Is Not A Country' looks to a wide range of subjects, from chronicling urban life in Lagos and the lively West African rivalry over who makes the best Jollof rice, to the story of democracy in seven dictatorships and the dangers of white saviourism and harmful stereotypes in popular culture. It examines how each African country was formed.
1 volume ; 23 cm