Fantastic Invasion: Dispatches from Africa
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Fantastic Invasion: Dispatches from Africa

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Paperback, 240 pages
Published March 7th 1989 by Penguin Books
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Feb 21, 2011 Paul rated it 4 of 5 stars
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"In the beginning, we had the land. Then the white man came and he had the Bible. So, he taught us to pray with our eyes closed. When we opened our eyes again, he had the land and we had the Bible."

Jomo Kenyatta
To be taken only in small doses. There's nothing uplifting about this book, and that is why I sought it out. The subject matter is still remarkably relevant, despite the book being almost thirty years old. Marnham's Africa is a place of horror, mostly man-made, and his documentation of the failures of western aid programs in the continent is something we would do well to pay close attention to. Unfortunately out of print, but definitely worth a look if you can find a used copy.
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