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Different Drums: Reflections on a Changing Africa

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"Forty years ago Michael Wood left the Middlesex Hospital for surgical practice in Nairobi, thus beginning a long-standing commitment to the future of the African continent. This book is full of revealing and perceptive anecdotes which illustrate the challenges the continent must meet to survive. Michael Wood shows how the combination of overpopulation, drought and land erosion is the root cause of Africa's most serious ills. Through David Coulson's powerful photographs we glimpse the suffering, serenity and dignity of Africa's people and the beauty and contrasts of its landscape. His evocative images set the scene for the author's adventures: his contacts with the Turkana of north-west Kenya, the Moslem Somalis, the Swahilis on East Africa's coast, the fiercely independent Maasai and the Christian highlanders of Ethiopia. Imbued with the authority derived from personal experience, Different Drums is an eloquent and moving account of disparate African peoples coming to terms with the modern world."

Book in very good condition.

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Author(s):
Wood, M.
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1987
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
223
Publisher:
Century Hutchinson

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"Forty years ago Michael Wood left the Middlesex Hospital for surgical practice in Nairobi, thus beginning a long-standing commitment to the future of the African continent. This book is full of revealing and perceptive anecdotes which illustrate the challenges the continent must meet to survive. Michael Wood shows how the combination of overpopulation, drought and land erosion is the root cause of Africa's most serious ills. Through David Coulson's powerful photographs we glimpse the suffering, serenity and dignity of Africa's people and the beauty and contrasts of its landscape. His evocative images set the scene for the author's adventures: his contacts with the Turkana of north-west Kenya, the Moslem Somalis, the Swahilis on East Africa's coast, the fiercely independent Maasai and the Christian highlanders of Ethiopia. Imbued with the authority derived from personal experience, Different Drums is an eloquent and moving account of disparate African peoples coming to terms with the modern world."

Book in very good condition.

Author(s):
Wood, M.
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1987
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
223
Publisher:
Century Hutchinson

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