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The Graves Are Not Yet Full: Race, Tribe, and Power in the Heart of Africa

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Since 1983 journalist Bill Berkeley has traveled through Africa's most troubled lands to seek out the tyrants and military leaders who orchestrate these nations' seemingly intractable wars. Shattering once and for all the myth that ancient tribal hatreds lay at the heart of the continent's troubles, Berkeley instead holds accountable the "Big Men" who came to power during this period, describing the very rational methods behind their apparent madness. Weaving together insightful historical analysis and his own keen observations of ordinary men, women, and children struggling in the midst of terrible violence, Berkeley insists that what the world often sees as uniquely "African" interethnic troubles are in fact rooted in the international politics of colonialism and the Cold War. The Graves Are Not Yet Full provides a convincing explanation for the last half-century's cycle of revolution and genocide in Africa, detailing the stirring history of these nations' quests for peace and independence over the last seventeen years. Berkeley's incisive analysis does much to bring recent African history into sharp focus while at the same time illuminating just what it is that allows societies-wherever they may be-to accept, and sometimes embrace, violence.

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Bill Berkeley describes his fifteen years of reporting on Africa, providing a series of firsthand encounters with key players in six countries-Liberia, Zaire (now Congo), Sudan, Rwanda, Uganda, and South Africa.

Synopsis:

Since 1983 journalist Bill Berkeley has traveled through Africa's most troubled lands — Rwanda, Liberia, South Africa, Sudan, Uganda, and Zaire — seeking out the tyrants and military leaders who orchestrate seemingly intractable wars. Shattering the myth that ancient tribal hatred lies at the heart of the continent's troubles, Berkeley instead holds accountable the "Big Men" who came to power during this period, describing the very rational methods behind their apparent madness.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465006410
Author:
Berkeley, Bill
Publisher:
Basic Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
Despotism
Subject:
Mass murder
Subject:
Genocide
Subject:
Heads of state
Subject:
Africa, sub-saharan
Subject:
Insurgency
Subject:
World - Post-Colonial Studies
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Africa - General
Subject:
Modern - General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
#FPA 00-18
Publication Date:
20010301
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 21.50 oz

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Bill Berkeley describes his fifteen years of reporting on Africa, providing a series of firsthand encounters with key players in six countries-Liberia, Zaire (now Congo), Sudan, Rwanda, Uganda, and South Africa.

"Synopsis" by , Since 1983 journalist Bill Berkeley has traveled through Africa's most troubled lands — Rwanda, Liberia, South Africa, Sudan, Uganda, and Zaire — seeking out the tyrants and military leaders who orchestrate seemingly intractable wars. Shattering the myth that ancient tribal hatred lies at the heart of the continent's troubles, Berkeley instead holds accountable the "Big Men" who came to power during this period, describing the very rational methods behind their apparent madness.
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