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Last Days in Cloud Cuckooland : Dispatches from White Africa

Boynton, Graham

ISBN 10: 1868420604 / ISBN 13: 9781868420605
Editorial: Jonathan Ball Publishers, 1997
Usado Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa blanda
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"LAST DAYS IN CLOUD CUCKOOLAND is Boynton's account of the final gasps of white power on the continent, from the flight of the Belgian refugees from the Congo in 1960 through the first years of Nelson Mandela's presidency in South Africa.It is an evocative story, and as it unfolds the author is drawn toward a controversial conclusion. If the white colonials did a rather poor job of making Africa work, he argues, then their African successors have done considerably worse." This book has 299 pages and is illustrated. N° de ref. de la librería 016839

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Título: Last Days in Cloud Cuckooland : Dispatches ...

Editorial: Jonathan Ball Publishers

Año de publicación: 1997

Encuadernación: Pictorial Softcover

Condición del libro:Very Good

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Edición: First Thus

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"Last days in cloud cuckooland" is Boynton's's account of the final gasps of white of power on the continent, from the flight of the Belgian refugees from the Congo in 1960 through the first years of Nelson Mandela's presidency in South Africa. In a series of graphic accounts of the human dramas marking this disorderly retreat, he illuminates the complexity and ambiguity of the role of the whites in Africa. They "were never a unified gang of cold hearted supremacists," he writes," anymore then the blacks in Africa have been a St. the group of idealists and altruists." It is an evocative story, and as it unfolds the author is drawn toward a controversy old conclusion. If they white colonials did a rather poor job of making Africa work, He argues, then their African successors have done considerably worse." It was in Africa that my identity was forged," Boynton writes." Somewhere amid the rapid dismemberment of colonial rule, the wars, the triumph of Black nationalism, I became a white African, and will remain so for the rest of my life, wherever I live."

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