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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (107 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Lamb Narrator: Nelson Runger Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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David Lamb, critically-acclaimed author of The Arabs, spent four years in Africa as a news correspondent, traveling through forty-eight of its countries. Written in 1983, The Africans is a remarkable and very personal commentary on the people of this vast continent. It offers colorful, close-up views of presidents, peasants, guerilla leaders, and merchants while tracing a vivid history of one of the most varied populations on earth. Everyone interested in world cultures will find The Africans a fascinating experience.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Essential reading for an understanding of modern-day Africa”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “A primer for all of us who don’t know enough about the Dark Continent…a fascinating and important book.”

    Playboy

  • “A rare overview of the wild and frequently unreported developments on the world’s second-largest continent…an intelligent and powerful argument for sanity and humanity.”

    Philadelphia Inquirer

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Scott Ford | 7/8/2013

    " This book was a bid deal during my tour in Peace Corps. It's worth a read, but I found it a bit prejudiced and simplistic in its analysis. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Corvinus Maximilus | 5/25/2012

    " A few things that Mr.Lamb and I didn't agree on but the book is very informative especially of that Moi Era. I think this book is banned in Kenya.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ramonita | 3/20/2011

    " This is a great book if you are interested in African politics. Each chapter describes a different African leader and what they have done in their countries (good and bad). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ann | 6/14/2010

    " Outstanding book that captures the spirit and enigma that is Africa. "

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David Lamb, critically-acclaimed author of The Arabs, spent four years in Africa as a news correspondent, traveling through forty-eight of its countries. Written in 1983, The Africans is a remarkable and very personal commentary on the people of this vast continent. It offers colorful, close-up views of presidents, peasants, guerilla leaders, and merchants while tracing a vivid history of one of the most varied populations on earth. Everyone interested in world cultures will find The Africans a fascinating experience.