South Africa Is My Home

Author: Jamie Daniel,Stillman Rogers

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Pub

ISBN: 9780836808513

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Presents the life of a twelve-year-old girl who lives in Soweto, a suburb of Johannesburg, under a system of apartheid. Includes a reference section with information about South Africa.

Africa Is My Home

A Child of the Amistad

Author: Monica Edinger

Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)

ISBN: 9780763676476

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

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Inspired by a true story, the compelling tale of a child who arrives in America on the slave ship Amistad describes her capture, her witness to a mutiny and the Supreme Court trial that prompts her return to Africa.

Mapping My Way Home

Activism, Nostalgia, and the Downfall of Apartheid South Africa

Author: Stephanie Urdang

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1583676678

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Stephanie Urdang was born in Cape Town, South Africa, into a white, Jewish family staunchly opposed to the apartheid regime. In 1967, at the age of twenty-three, no longer able to tolerate the grotesque iniquities and oppression of apartheid, she chose exile and emigrated to the United States. There she embraced feminism, met anti-apartheid and solidarity movement activists, and encountered a particularly American brand of racial injustice. Urdang also met African revolutionaries such as Amilcar Cabral, who would influence her return to Africa and her subsequent journalism. In 1974, she trekked through the liberation zones of Guinea-Bissau during its war of independence; in the 1980’s, she returned repeatedly to Mozambique and saw how South Africa was fomenting a civil war aimed to destroy the newly independent country. From the vantage point of her activism in the United States, and from her travels in Africa, Urdang tracked and wrote about the slow, inexorable demise of apartheid that led to South Africa’s first democratic elections, when she could finally return home. Urdang’s memoir maps out her quest for the meaning of home and for the lived reality of revolution with empathy, courage, and a keen eye for historical and geographic detail. This is a personal narrative, beautifully told, of a journey traveled by an indefatigable exile who, while yearning for home, continued to question where, as a citizen of both South Africa and the United States, she belongs. “My South Africa!” she writes, on her return in 1991, after the release of Nelson Mandela, “How could I have imagined for one instant that I could return to its beauty, and not its pain?”

Cultural Portrayals of African Americans

Creating an Ethnic/racial Identity

Author: Janis Faye Hutchinson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780897894982

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 154

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This volume examines the problems of cultural portrayals of African Americans and the effects of these portrayals on both minorities and nonminorities.

Ich habe einen Namen

Roman

Author: Lawrence Hill

Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag

ISBN: 3832186557

Category: Fiction

Page: 575

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Westafrika, Mitte des 18. Jahrhunderts. Die kleine Aminata lebt mit ihren Eltern in einer friedlichen Dorfgemeinschaft. Doch der Sklavenhandel blüht, auf den Plantagen der neuen Kolonien braucht man Arbeitskräfte, und die britischen Machthaber sind skrupellos. Als Aminata elf Jahre alt ist, wird ihr Dorf überfallen und sie gefangengenommen. Auf einem Frachter bringt man sie mit vielen anderen Sklaven nach Amerika, wo sie an einen Großgrundbesitzer verkauft wird. Während der Wirren des Unabhängigkeitskriegs gelingt Aminata die Flucht. Sie folgt ihrem Herzen zurück nach Afrika und von dort nach London, um für die Befreiung der Schwarzen zu kämpfen. Ihre Geschichte ist das eindrückliche Porträt einer unglaublich starken Frau, die es geschafft hat, schwierigste Bedingungen zu überleben und dabei anderen zu helfen. Es ist eine Geschichte, die man nicht wieder vergisst, voller Hoffnung und Zuversicht.

Creating Africa in America

Translocal Identity in an Emerging World City

Author: Jacqueline Copeland-Carson

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812204263

Category: History

Page: 256

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With a booming economy that afforded numerous opportunities for immigrants throughout the 1990s, the Twin Cities area has attracted people of African descent from throughout the United States and the world and is fast becoming a transnational metropolis. Minnesota's largest urban area, the region now also has the country's most diverse black population. A closely drawn ethnography, Creating Africa in America: Translocal Identity in an Emerging World City seeks to understand and evaluate the process of identity formation in the context of globalization in a way that is also site specific. Bringing to this study a rich and interesting professional history and expertise, Jacqueline Copeland-Carson focuses on a Minneapolis-based nonprofit, the Cultural Wellness Center, which combines different ethnic approaches to bodily health and community well-being as the basis for a shared, translocal "African" culture. The book explores how the body can become a surrogate locus for identity, thus displacing territory as the key referent for organizing and experiencing African diasporan diversity. Showing how alternatives are created to mainstream majority and Afrocentric approaches to identity, she addresses the way that bridges can be built in the African diaspora among different African immigrant, African American, and other groups. As this thoughtful and compassionate ethnographic study shows, the fact that there is no simple and concrete way to define how one can be African in contemporary America reflects the tangled nature of cultural processes and social relations at large. Copeland-Carson demonstrates the cultural creativity and social dexterity of people living in an urban setting, and suggests that anthropologists give more attention to the role of the nonprofit sector as a forum for creating community and identity throughout African diasporan history in the United States.

In My Father's House

Africa in the Philosophy of Culture

Author: Kwame Anthony Appiah

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199874354

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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The beating of Rodney King and the resulting riots in South Central Los Angeles. The violent clash between Hasidim and African-Americans in Crown Heights. The boats of Haitian refugees being turned away from the Land of Opportunity. These are among the many racially-charged images that have burst across our television screens in the last year alone, images that show that for all our complacent beliefs in a melting-pot society, race is as much of a problem as ever in America. In this vastly important, widely-acclaimed volume, Kwame Anthony Appiah, a Ghanaian philosopher who now teaches at Harvard, explores, in his words, "the possibilities and pitfalls of an African identity in the late twentieth century." In the process he sheds new light on what it means to be an African-American, on the many preconceptions that have muddled discussions of race, Africa, and Afrocentrism since the end of the nineteenth century, and, in the end, to move beyond the idea of race. In My Father's House is especially wide-ranging, covering everything from Pan Africanism, to the works of early African-American intellectuals such as Alexander Crummell and W.E.B. Du Bois, to the ways in which African identity influences African literature. In his discussion of the latter subject, Appiah demonstrates how attempts to construct a uniquely African literature have ignored not only the inescapable influences that centuries of contact with the West have imposed, but also the multicultural nature of Africa itself. Emphasizing this last point is Appiah's eloquent title essay which offers a fitting finale to the volume. In a moving first-person account of his father's death and funeral in Ghana, Appiah offers a brilliant metaphor for the tension between Africa's aspirations to modernity and its desire to draw on its ancient cultural roots. During the Los Angeles riots, Rodney King appeared on television to make his now famous plea: "People, can we all get along?" In this beautiful, elegantly written volume, Appiah steers us along a path toward answering a question of the utmost importance to us all.

Why Africa?

A Continent in a Dilemma of Unanswered Questions

Author: Bona Udeze

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469102188

Category: Political Science

Page: 715

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Why Africa? an abstract first painted in 1993 and reproduced in collage in 2004, is variously described by his admirers as an emotional revelation. The work depicts the African question problems and prospects including political instability, corruption, and poverty in the midst of rich natural and human resources. Thus, Why Africa? inspired him to write a book on the subject, applying his creativity with a unique perspective on the African case. Bona has written one book (unpublished) titled: The Ancient and Modern (1992) a story on Urualla, his ancestral origin in Nigeria.

African Rhythms

The Autobiography of Randy Weston

Author: Randy Weston,Willard Jenkins

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822393107

Category: Music

Page: 352

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The pianist, composer, and bandleader Randy Weston is one of the world’s most influential jazz musicians and a remarkable storyteller whose career has spanned five continents and more than six decades. Packed with fascinating anecdotes, African Rhythms is Weston’s life story, as told by him to the music journalist Willard Jenkins. It encompasses Weston’s childhood in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood—where his parents and other members of their generation imbued him with pride in his African heritage—and his introduction to jazz and early years as a musician in the artistic ferment of mid-twentieth-century New York. His music has taken him around the world: he has performed in eighteen African countries, in Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, in the Canterbury Cathedral, and at the grand opening of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina: The New Library of Alexandria. Africa is at the core of Weston’s music and spirituality. He has traversed the continent on a continuous quest to learn about its musical traditions, produced its first major jazz festival, and lived for years in Morocco, where he opened a popular jazz club, the African Rhythms Club, in Tangier. Weston’s narrative is replete with tales of the people he has met and befriended, and with whom he has worked. He describes his unique partnerships with Langston Hughes, the musician and arranger Melba Liston, and the jazz scholar Marshall Stearns, as well as his friendships and collaborations with Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Coleman Hawkins, Thelonious Monk, Billy Strayhorn, Max Roach, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, the novelist Paul Bowles, the Cuban percussionist Candido Camero, the Ghanaian jazz artist Kofi Ghanaba, the Gnawa musicians of Morocco, and many others. With African Rhythms, an international jazz virtuoso continues to create cultural history.

Heimkehren

Roman

Author: Yaa Gyasi

Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag

ISBN: 3832189653

Category: Fiction

Page: 414

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Obwohl Effia und Esi Schwestern sind, lernen sie sich nie kennen, denn ihre Lebenswege verlaufen von Anfang an getrennt. Im Ghana des 18. Jahrhunderts heiratet Effia einen Engländer, der im Sklavenhandel zu Reichtum und Macht gelangt. Esi dagegen wird als Sklavin nach Amerika verkauft. Während Effias Nachkommen über Jahrhunderte Opfer oder Profiteure des Sklavenhandels werden, kämpfen Esis Kinder und Kindeskinder ums Überleben: auf den Plantagen der Südstaaten, während des Amerikanischen Bürgerkrieges, der Großen Migration, in den Kohleminen Alabamas und dann, im 20. Jahrhundert, in den Jazzclubs und Drogenhäusern Harlems. Hat die vorerst letzte Generation schließlich die Chance, einen Platz in der Gesellschaft zu finden, den sie Heimat nennen kann und wo man nicht als Menschen zweiter Klasse angesehen wird? Mit einer enormen erzählerischen Kraft zeichnet Yaa Gyasi die Wege der Frauen und ihrer Nachkommen über Generationen bis in die Gegenwart hinein. ›Heimkehren‹ ist ein bewegendes Stück Literatur von beeindruckender politischer Aktualität. New-York-Times-Bestseller Das Hörbuch erscheint am 4. August bei DAV, gelesen von 14 Sprecherinnen und Sprechern: Bibiana Beglau, Wanja Mues, Britta Steffenhagen, Götz Schubert, Johann von Bülow, Stefan Kaminski, Felix Goeser, Bjarne Mädel, Max Mauff, Rike Schmid, Jodie Ahlborn, Jule Böwe, Judith Engel, Lisa Wagner

Farbenblind

Author: Trevor Noah

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 364120643X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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Trevor Noah kam 1984 im Township Soweto als Sohn einer Xhosa und eines Schweizers zur Welt. Zu einer Zeit, da das südafrikanische Apartheidsregime „gemischtrassige“ Beziehungen weiterhin unter Strafe stellte. Als Kind, das es nicht geben durfte, erlebte er Armut und systematischen Rassismus, aber auch die mutige Auflehnung seiner "farbenblinden" Eltern, die einfallsreich versuchten, Trennungen zwischen Ethnien und Geschlechtern zu überwinden. Heute ist er ein international gefeierter Comedian, der die legendäre "The Daily Show" in den USA leitet und weltweit – ob Sydney, Dubai, Toronto, San Francisco oder Berlin – in ausverkauften Sälen auftritt. In "Farbenblind" erzählt Trevor Noah ebenso feinsinnig wie komisch in achtzehn Geschichten von seinem Aufwachsen in Südafrika, das den ganzen Aberwitz der Apartheid bündelt: warum ihn seine Mutter aus einem fahrenden Minibus warf, um Gottes Willen zu erfüllen, welche Musik er für einen tanzenden Hitler aufzulegen pflegte, um sein erstes Geld zu verdienen, und wie ihn eine Überwachungskamera, die nicht einmal zwischen Schwarz und Weiß unterscheiden konnte, vor dem Gefängnis bewahrte.

African Voices, African Visions

Author: Olugbenga Adesida,Arunma Oteh

Publisher: Nordic Africa Institute

ISBN: 9789171065308

Category: Political Science

Page: 217

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In this book, the voices of a new generation of Africa are heard, exploring the future from personal and diverse perspectives. The authors have enumerated the ills of Africa, analyzed the problems and explored the opportunities. Remarkably, despite the daunting nature of the challenges, they were all hopeful about the future.

The Victors

Author: Jack Cavanaugh

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 9781564765895

Category: Fiction

Page: 461

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The seventh book in the popular adult fiction series, "An American Family Portrait, The Victors" follows the path of a new generation of the Morgan family. Four siblings are caught up in the events of World War II, and each will handle the challenge differently. Nat, Walt, Alex, and Lily must face life's worst before they find out what it really means to be "the victors".

100 schlimme Dinge, die mir bestimmt passieren

Author: Carrie Mac

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644400407

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

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«Mach dir keinen Kopf.» «Nun übertreib mal nicht.» «Denk einfach nicht mehr dran.» Diese Sätze kann die 16-jährige Maeve nicht mehr hören. Seit Jahren schon leidet sie an zwanghaften Ängsten, und sosehr sie sich wünscht, sie könnte einfach damit aufhören – es geht nicht. Ständig rechnet sie mindestens mit dem Schlimmsten! Da hilft es nicht gerade, dass ihre Mutter, Maeves Fixpunkt, für sechs Monate als Katastrophenhelferin nach Haiti geht. Maeve wird zu ihrem Vater geschickt, dessen Haus gerade im Chaos versinkt, weil 1. Maeves sechsjährige Zwillingsbrüder in ihrer Vorstellung ständig Gefahr laufen, vor ein Auto zu geraten oder entführt zu werden, 2. ihre Stiefmutter kurz vor der Entbindung steht und auf einer (gefährlichen) Hausgeburt beharrt und 3. ihr Vater seit einiger Zeit wieder dem Alkohol verfallen ist. Dann trifft Maeve auf Salix, eine auf ganzer Linie faszinierende Straßenmusikerin, die anscheinend vor überhaupt nichts Angst hat. Und das ist gut, denn dieser Sommer bringt mehr Katastrophen mit sich, als selbst Maeve sich hätte ausmalen können.

Moxyland

Author: Lauren Beukes

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644555516

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Weißt du, wer wirklich die Kontrolle hat? Kapstadt in der nahen Zukunft: Eine neue Form der Apartheid hat Einzug gehalten – zwischen Arm und Reich, zwischen Online und Offline. In dieser repressiven Welt kreuzen sich die Wege von vier grundverschiedenen Menschen: der Fotografin Kendra, die nach einer Injektion mit Nanobots als lebende Werbefläche herumläuft; des hedonistischen Videobloggers Toby, der in den Sog eines mysteriösen Online-Computerspiels gerät; der systemkonformen Programmiererin Lerato – und von Tendeka, dem romantischen Antikapitalisten, der nichts Geringeres plant, als das System zu stürzen ... Ein Zukunftsthriller von einer der aufregendsten Autorinnen des Genres, und ein Roman mit erschreckend aktuellem Thema: der Verlust der Freiheit in einer technikhörigen Welt - nominiert für den Sunday Times Fiction Prize. Von der Autorin der internationalen Bestseller «Shining Girls» und «Broken Monsters». «‹Moxyland› tut Dinge - und das meisterhaft - von denen Autoren anderer Science-Fiction-Romane nicht einmal träumen. Sehr, sehr gut.» (William Gibson)

Visions of Zion

Ethiopians and Rastafari in the Search for the Promised Land

Author: Erin C. MacLeod

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479880752

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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In reggae song after reggae song Bob Marley and other reggae singers speak of the Promised Land of Ethiopia. “Repatriation is a must!” they cry. The Rastafari have been travelling to Ethiopia since the movement originated in Jamaica in 1930s. They consider it the Promised Land, and repatriation is a cornerstone of their faith. Though Ethiopians see Rastafari as immigrants, the Rastafari see themselves as returning members of the Ethiopian diaspora. In Visions of Zion, Erin C. MacLeod offers the first in-depth investigation into how Ethiopians perceive Rastafari and Rastafarians within Ethiopia and the role this unique immigrant community plays within Ethiopian society. Rastafari are unusual among migrants, basing their movements on spiritual rather than economic choices. This volume offers those who study the movement a broader understanding of the implications of repatriation. Taking the Ethiopian perspective into account, it argues that migrant and diaspora identities are the products of negotiation, and it illuminates the implications of this negotiation for concepts of citizenship, as well as for our understandings of pan-Africanism and south-south migration. Providing a rare look at migration to a non-Western country, this volume also fills a gap in the broader immigration studies literature.

2009 and Usa - the Undocumented African

Author: Beatriz Griffin

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483618749

Category: Political Science

Page: 155

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"TO ALL THE MIGRANTS IN THE COUNTRY" AND I ASK ALL MIGRANTS WHO HAVE AN IMMIGRATION STATUS UNDOCUMENTED ("UNDOCUMENTED") NOT ME GO TO FAIL, BECAUSE YOU THEIR ANCESTORS ARE FROM EUROPE, YOU ALSO ARE OF THE FAMILY OF THE AMERICAN PILGRIMS, NOW STOP ALREADY COMPARED THE UNDOCUMENTED AFRICAN. YOU SHARE DROPS OF BLOOD FROM THE REPUBLICANS, AND COULD NEVER LIVE IN THE SAME HOUSE WITH THE UNDOCUMENTED AFRICAN BECAUSE TO YOU, TO US, WE LIKE TO DO THE SEX, AND NOT CAN HAVE THE INSOLENT WATCHING CREATURE FROM THE OTHER ROOMS TO COPY US ACCORDING TO, OR TO ROB US, BECAUSE MONEY IT HAS UNTIL NOW, IS PRODUCT OF ALMS THEY HAVE GIVEN YOU, AND THE EXTRABAGANTES LUXURY THAT IS STEALING, ARE WITH MONEY FROM YOU ALL AS PAYERS OF TAXES AND LUXURIES THAT NO PRESIDENT HAD TAKEN IN THE HISTORY, BUT THAT THIS UNDOCUMENTED AFRICAN IS SPENDING THE MONEY ON TO ADVERTISING AND BUYING EXPENSIVE THINGS WITH DESPAIR TO SEE IF SO IS DONE AS YOU, AS THE PILGRIMS THAT CAME FROM EUROPE TO CONQUER THESE LANDS, SOMETHING THAT IS IMPOSSIBLE, BECAUSE THE MERE CENTRE OF AFRICA IS BLACK AND MOMBASA, KENYA, AFRICA IS BLACK; AND NOBODY HAS ANY BLAME FOR THAT AND YOU, THE HISPANIC MOST AND OTHERS, NOT HAVE NO BLACK DROP, AND YOU USE DIFFERENT COSMETICS OF HIM, SO ENOUGH WITH THAT YOU INVESTIGATE YOUR OWN ANCESTORS AND YOU ONLY WILL FIND A HERNAN CORTES AND A CUAHUTEMOC. "The Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria" or "I am a descendant of Cuahutemoc, Mexican pride.

A Devil's Chaplain

Selected Writings

Author: Richard Dawkins

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297865420

Category: Mathematics

Page: 320

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Richard Dawkins is one of the finest minds in science, and in this superb collection of essays and letters, he demonstrates the depth of his knowledge and the rich variety of his interests. Whether he is examining postmodernism or the Human Genome Project, penning a letter to his daughter, or writing a moving eulogy to Douglas Adams and e-mailing Stephen Jay Gould, Dawkins writes with an intellectual vigour and grace that is second to none. This is a very human collection that shows not only the acuity of Dawkins' scientific mind, but also his sense of humour and the warmth of his relationships with friends and family.

Celebrating My Africanness

Author: Kilton Moyo

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1490727922

Category: Self-Help

Page: 58

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In this book Celebrating My Africanness, he looks at a continental attitude that has caused millions to waste their lives and gifts, glued to past pains and failing to move ahead with their lives. The book encourages citizens of the continent to appreciate themselves and begin to value who they are and build their lives on that. Unless you change your attitude toward you, you will not see much success. No one disqualifies you more than you yourself. You are hindered by how you treat yourself.

New News Out of Africa

Uncovering Africa's Renaissance

Author: Charlayne Hunter-Gault

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198039488

Category: History

Page: 192

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For twenty years an acclaimed correspondent on PBS's The News Hour with Jim Lehrer and the winner of two Emmys and two Peabody Awards (the latter two for her coverage of Africa), Charlayne Hunter-Gault was until recently the Johannesburg Bureau Chief for CNN. In New News Out of Africa, this eminent reporter offers a fresh and surprisingly optimistic assessment of modern Africa, revealing that there is more to the continent than the bad news of disease, disaster, and despair. Blending personal memoir with sterling reportage and astute analysis, Hunter Gault presents an Africa we rarely see. She looks first at South Africa, contrasting the country she first encountered as a young reporter--when she personally witnessed the brutality of apartheid--with the black-led, multiracial society of today, a nation undergoing one of the most radical social and economic experiments in modern times. She acknowledges the great imbalance in income in modern South Africa (where upwards of 30 to 40 percent of blacks are unemployed) and describes the ravaging effect of AIDS on the nation, but she also underscores the nation's commitment to affirmative action, describes how South African universities have opened their doors to black students, and debunks many of the myths about the violence of South African society. Likewise, Hunter-Gault looks at the continent-wide efforts to promote "an African Renaissance," illuminating the political and economic conditions in Rwanda, Mozambique, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Angola, and Sierra Leone. Finally, the book describes the challenges of reporting on the much-maligned continent and the efforts of African journalists to tell their own story. A compelling book on a topic of vital importance, New News Out of Africa promises to re-define what is news about this vast and complex continent.