Brilliantly written as splendidly raw, ramshackle and powerful as its author - Boyd Hilton
Bob Geldof is a musician. He was the lead singer of The Boomtown Rats and has recorded four solo albums. In 2005, he received the Outstanding Contribution to Music award at the Brits. He is involved in television, radio and technology companies. In 1984 Geldof initiated Band Aid, a record for the victims of famine in Africa. The following year he organised the Live Aid concert while establishing and chairing the Trust which would administer the $180,000,000 raised by the venture. His work in Africa continues.
"'An entrancing book - reflective, insightful and angry where appropriate'" * Time Out *
"'It's shocking. I didn't expect, or want, to have to say this - but it's shocking because it's brilliant. Often spluttering with fury. And incredulous horror. But just as often, Bob is very, very funny.'" * Evening Standard *
"'Extremely well written and often remarkable'" * Sunday Times *
"'Geldof is a superb guide to this most generalised about, and least understood continent, negotiating a fine balance between well-informed passion and instinctively sardonic humour. Excellent'" * Guardian *
"'Brilliant. He has managed to reach into the soul of the Luminous Continent, and it has taken possession of him'" * Evening Standard *