Dust from our Eyes
An Unblinkered Look at Africa
Joan Baxter shares how living in Africa opened her eyes not only to injustices Africans have faced but also to the strengths and cultures that have helped them weather adversity. As she erodes the tired stereotypes of the western media, Joan Baxter leads us to question, as she herself did, the approach of the western mindset. She aims to help readers to understand the continent, its triumphs and its problems, and she provides compelling evidence of the need for westerners to scrutinise their own countries' policies at home and abroad and to do more to support Africans working to solve the problems they face.
'Before we blame Africans for the corruption, chaos and anarchy … across their continent, we should determine who the corrupters are, how they corrupt, and why they are permitted to continue. A course in Exploitation 101 might well prescribe Dust from our Eyes as its text.'
'Even while tackling so many politically charged issues, Dust from our Eyes remains a deeply human book, with a narrative and a set of interviews running through every chapter. This is a compelling work that could change your perspective on Africa and the West's impact there.'
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A FAHAMU BOOKS AND PAMBAZUKA PRESS PUBLICATION
Title Dust from our Eyes
Subtitle An Unblinkered Look at Africa
Author Joan Baxter
Publisher Pambazuka Press
Imprint Fahamu Books
BISAC Subject Heading SOC042000 SOCIAL SCIENCE / Developing Countries
TRV002000 TRAVEL / Africa
BIC Subject Heading JH Sociology & anthropology
WTL Travel writing
Audience 01 General / trade
Audience Activists, academics, campaigners, NGO-workers, journalists, commentators
Credit Fahamu Ltd
Title First Published 11 February 2011
Subject Scheme Identifier Code 93 Thema subject category: WTL 93 Thema subject category: JH
Nb of pages 430 p.
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9780857490247
Publication Date 01 February 2011
Main content page count 430
Dimensions 22.9 x 15.2 cm
Weight 726 gr
List Price £15.95