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Africa's Moment


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Acknowledgements Foreword by Paul Collier Introduction Part One: The Peopling of a Continent Chapter 1: Who Wants to Be a Billionaire? Chapter 2: Malthus on CNN Part Two: Africa on the Move Chapter 3: A Black Peril? Chapter 4: Crowded Roads Part Three: Africa Versus Growth Chapter 5: The Undiscoverable Curse Chapter 6: The Great Wheel of Growth Part Four: When Africa Awakes Chapter 7: The Great Clean-Up Chapter 8: Emerging Africa Part Five: God's Africa Chapter 9: Urban Compositions Chapter 10: Crescent and Cross Chapter 11: Switched-On Africa Chapter 12: The End of Ethnicity Chapter 13: African Democracy Part Six: One March, Three Directions Chapter 14: Countries of Rent, Countries in Danger Chapter 15: The Vanguard of Development Chapter 16: Fragile Africa: One Crisis After Another Part Seven: Africa, The World's Vitality Chapter 17: The End of Infinity Chapter 18: Light Against Darkness Chapter 19: The Hunger for Land Chapter 20: The Struggle for Man Part Eight: The Newcomer at the Feast of Nations Chapter 21: Africa Courted Chapter 22: Emerging Powers: Africa's New Exploiters? Chapter 23: Acknowledging Africa Conclusion Maps Notes Index

About the Author

Jean-Michel Severino is a former vice-president of the WorldBank and CEO of the Agence Francaise de Developpement. Henow runs I&P Management, a private equity impact investmentfund dedicated to African small and medium size enterprises. Olivier Ray works at the French Ministry of ForeignAffairs Department for Policy Analysis.


"A wake-up call. Its message is simple: look out world, here comesAfrica." Wall Street Journal "Clearly conceived, cleanly structured, tightly written and lucidlyexpressed. A highly readable text." European Voice "Their optimistic analysis of the continent and its inhabitantsshould be read by all who are interested in looking at Africa witha fresh and different perspective." African Security Review "A significant book for those interested in questions of economicand cultural change." The Age "Africa's Moment has the great value of underlining thatAfrica's future is indeed in the hands of Africans." South World "A timely and positive assessment of Africa's prospects foundedupon deep understanding and a distinctive perspective." Paul Collier, University of Oxford "The West is wedded to a retrograde vision of Africa's past andknow nothing of its present, even less of its future. Thisunprecedented book forces revision of that outlook by addressing aworld, just a few decades from now, where one in four human beingswill be African." Keith Hart, University of London

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