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Africa Is Not A Country: Breaking Stereotypes of Modern Africa

Dipo Faloyin

Published: 6th April 2023 Africa Is Not A Country is a bright portrait of modern Africa that pushes back against harmful stereotypes to tell a more comprehensive story. You already know these stereotypes. So often Africa is depicted simplistically as an arid red landscape of famines and safaris, uniquely plagued by poverty and strife. In this funny and insightful book, Dipo Faloyin offers a much-needed corrective. He examines each country's colonial heritage, and explores a wide range of subjects, from chronicling urban life in Lagos and the lively West African rivalry over who makes the best Jollof rice, to the story of democracy in seven dictatorships and the dangers of stereotypes in popular culture. By turns intimate and political, Africa Is Not A Country brings the story of the continent towards reality, celebrating the energy and fabric of its different cultures and communities in a way that has never been done before.
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Our Curators said...

In Africa Is Not a Country, Dipo Faloyin does the remarkable job of myth-busting stereotypes and misconceptions of modern Africa, both objectively and through the specifics of his own perspective. It’s exhilarating. I learned so much about countries I thought I knew, as well as details about histories I had only previously been introduced to. An essential read for anyone with any level of curiosity about how racism has shaped (and continues to shape) the world of today.

Jeffrey Boakye

- Jeffrey Boakye

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