The Bright Continent: Breaking Rules & Making Change In Modern Africa

The Bright Continent: Breaking Rules & Making Change In Modern Africa

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Author: Dayo Olopade

Dayo Olopade knew from personal experience that Western news reports on conflict, disease, and poverty obscure the true story of modern Africa. And so she crossed sub-Saharan Africa to document how ordinary people deal with their daily challenges. She found what cable news ignores: a continent of ambitious reformers and young social entrepreneurs, driven by kanju creativity born of African difficulty. It s a trait found in pioneers like Kenneth Nnebue, who turned cheap VHS tapes into the multimillion-dollar film industry Nollywood. Or Ushahidi, a technology collective that crowdsources citizen activism and disaster relief. A shining counterpoint to the conventional wisdom, The Bright Continentrewrites Africa s challenges as opportunities to innovate, and celebrates a history of doing more with less as a powerful model for the rest of the world.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Mariner Books; Illustrated edition (March 10, 2015)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 288 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0544483995
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0544483996
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 6.4 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.31 x 0.73 x 8 inches

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