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by Bob Geldof

Stunningly illustrated with his own photographs and essays, Geldof in Africa paints a unique picture of this extraordinary land.“Africa is not the Dark Continent as so often described by writers from the gloomy northern skies of Europe. Not the Dark Continent at all. It is the Luminous Continent. Drenched in sun, pounded by heat and shimmering in its blinding glare. And within this immense continent, deserts with rolling seas of sand, tropics shrouded with jungles, equators dense with rainforest and coasts with more animals and fish than seems possible. There are more people, languages and cultures here than anywhere else on our planet. Africa is quite simply the most extraordinary, beautiful and luminous place on earth.Most of us continue to see Africa as an object, a single, blighted place burning in the relentless, glaring heat, for others it occupies a romantic space in the imagination of child-like primitives and wild, beautiful creatures. For yet more of us it’s the dark side of our minds, the impenetrable place, the unknowable mind. And, yes, all of this is partially true too much of the time. But there are other Africas.”
Download Geldof in Africa epub
ISBN: 1844137074
ISBN13: 978-1844137077
Category: Reference
Subcategory: Writing Research & Publishing Guides
Author: Bob Geldof
Language: English
Publisher: Random House UK (October 1, 2006)
Pages: 288 pages
ePUB size: 1380 kb
FB2 size: 1986 kb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 442
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I've reviewed this on "I'm Reading" - the Amazon book app on Facebook ... a brief excerpt, "Sir Bob Geldof's outstanding book puts you on the fast track to experiencing and understanding Africa from one end to the other, and in an earthy, tactile way that is unforgettable. As a new supporter of, this book has helped me better understand Africa's triumphs and tragedies."
I am a Geldof fan, however, I didn't let this prejudice my review of this amazing book. From the beginning I felt like I could not put the book down! It has amazing pictures and the many stories of tribesmen was uniquely written.

I think if you know anything about Africa and its people - or do not know a thing - you will find this book amusing, sad, and unique in its story of a continent that has abundant physical beauty and, sadly, also has tragedy as part of its history. Very interesting view of modern Africa and some of its people, told by a incredibly interesting individual who has does more for powerty in the past 20 years than some countries have done to date.

Well worth reading!