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The Resource Into the house of the ancestors : inside the new Africa, Karl Maier

Into the house of the ancestors : inside the new Africa, Karl Maier

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Into the house of the ancestors : inside the new Africa
Title
Into the house of the ancestors
Title remainder
inside the new Africa
Statement of responsibility
Karl Maier
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Based on hundreds of interviews - with traditional healers, chiefs, business innovators, scientists, generals, doctors, poets, and politicians, - Into the House of the Ancestors goes beyond cliched images of corruption, brutality, and starvation to illuminate the essence of Africa's extraordinary spirit. Karl Maier reveals a rising force of activists and innovators taking control of their lives and their destinies in ways that are ingenious and inspirational. Distinctively African, they are forging a quiet revolution that holds immense promise for the continent's future. Maier grounds his hopeful view of Africa's potential not only on contemporary reporting, but on the keen perspectives and insights of the continent's most distinguished historians. Providing crucial context about the scope and impact of the slave trade and the colonial period, Maier offers a probing analysis of the key aspects of Africa's past that shape the challenges for the future
Summary
Argues that modern Africans are working to take control of their lives and use African traditions to come up with solutions to modern problems
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176123
Cataloging source
DLC
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1957-
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Maier, Karl
Dewey number
967.03/2
Index
index present
LC call number
DT352.8
LC item number
.M35 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Politik
  • Soziale Situation
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
  • Schwarzafrika
Target audience
adult
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inside the new Africa
Label
Into the house of the ancestors : inside the new Africa, Karl Maier
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-268) and index
Contents
Glorious light -- New roads taken -- A spirit of peace -- The healing touch -- The battle for the mind -- The universal soldier -- Heroes of the Apocalypse -- An act of faith -- Circling spirits of the age
Control code
868071
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 278 p.
Isbn
9780471135470
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
97026809
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm37545475
  • (OCoLC)37545475
Label
Into the house of the ancestors : inside the new Africa, Karl Maier
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-268) and index
Contents
Glorious light -- New roads taken -- A spirit of peace -- The healing touch -- The battle for the mind -- The universal soldier -- Heroes of the Apocalypse -- An act of faith -- Circling spirits of the age
Control code
868071
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 278 p.
Isbn
9780471135470
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
97026809
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm37545475
  • (OCoLC)37545475

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