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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: November 2015 ISBN: 9781428198647
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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 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 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 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 Ann | 6/14/2010

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Richard | 3/12/2010

    " A real eye openner on the world of the Africans and an enjoyable read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott | 2/6/2010

    " 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 Ann | 6/18/2009

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ramonita | 8/1/2008

    " 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).
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About the Author

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.

About the Narrator

Nelson Runger’s voice has been recorded in dozens of audio productions. His ability to convey difficult, scholarly material with eloquence and ease has earned him critical acclaim, including an AudioFile Best Voice in Biography & History for his reading of Nixon and Kissinger.