By Tukufu Zuberi, PBS History Detectives
African Independence highlights the $64000 function Africa has performed in fresh historical past and the numerous position it is going to proceed to play sooner or later of the US and the globe. In a global the place a lot of the facility and wealth is still centred within the palms of a truly few humans, this ebook seems to be at how the heritage of African independence has touched all people—from refugees to heads of country.
Author Tukufu Zuberi weaves particular interview excerpts and tales from many Africans he has met with outdated newsreels, present information and studies, and learn right into a higher narrative that takes readers via key occasions in African heritage and exhibits their significance this present day. The ebook offers context for figuring out connections among occasions in Africa and the realm, resembling Nigeria’s Boko Haram acts of warfare opposed to the voters of Nigeria and neighboring states, China’s upward push because the major superpower with the most important monetary connections to the African continent, and the so-called battle opposed to terrorism.
Zuberi is additionally the director of the documentary African Independence, which has gained awards together with top Director and most sensible Documentary on the San Diego Black movie competition, top Director on the People’s movie pageant, most sensible African movie on the San Diego Black movie competition, and extra. either on my own and jointly, the booklet and movie provide a deeper knowing of Africa’s imperative function in international affairs.
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