The Resource Big men, little people : the leaders who defined Africa, Alec Russell

Big men, little people : the leaders who defined Africa, Alec Russell

Label
Big men, little people : the leaders who defined Africa
Title
Big men, little people
Title remainder
the leaders who defined Africa
Statement of responsibility
Alec Russell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this book, Alec Russell looks at Africa through his encounters with its 'Big Men'. Each one represents a theme that has shaped Africa: Mobutu Sese Seko, The 'King of Kleptocracy', whose staggering corruption crippled Zaire; Jonas Savimbi, the life-long guerilla and symbol of the Cold War's destructive legacy on the continent; the quixotic Hastings Banda, the ultimate product of colonialism; and, of course, Nelson Mandela, symbol of reconcilation and hope for an entire continent. Now in a chapter written after the bleak events of early 2000 Russell focuses on Robert Mugabe, the Big Man of Zimbabwe who has made those hopes of an African renaissance seem desperately premature."--Jacket
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
967.03/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DT352.6
LC item number
.R87 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Big men, little people : the leaders who defined Africa, Alec Russell
Link
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Macmillan, 1999
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-326) and index
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The king of kleptocracy: Mobutu Sese Seko -- the curse of corruption -- 2. The last days of a north London doctor: Dr. Hastings Banda -- dictators and democracy -- 3. Kenya, where the Kalenjin are kings: Daniel arap Moi -- the ties of tribalism -- 4. The cold war crooner: Jonas Savimbi -- western disengagement or disarray? -- 5. The last white patriarch: F.W. De Klerk -- whither the white Africans? -- 6. White man's magic: Eugene Terre'Blanche -- militants and mercenaries -- 7. A very Zulu chief: Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi -- the rebirth of traditional leaders -- 8. From Sherborne to Swaziland -- the king of the clouds: King Mswati of Swaziland -- magic, ritual and rite -- 9. Madiba magic: Nelson Mandela- they call it Ubuntu -- 10. Small men: the 'new' leaders -- or more of the same? -- 11. Comrade Bob: Robert Mugabe -- playing the colonial card
Control code
ocm44933966
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 334 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780814775424
Lccn
00062465
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
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u2475302
System control number
(OCoLC)44933966

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