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Author Hunter-Gault, Charlayne.

Title New news out of Africa : uncovering Africa's Renaissance / Charlayne Hunter-Gault.

Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.

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 UniM Bail  968.0009049 HUNT    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 173 pages : map ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-156) and index.
Contents Ch. 1. South Africa, then and now -- Ch. 2. Baby steps to democracy -- Ch. 3. Reporting renaissance.
Summary "Blending personal memoir with sterling reportage and astute analysis, Hunter-Gault presents an Africa we rarely see. She looks first at South Africa, contrasting the country she first encountered as a young reporter - when she personally witnessed the brutality of apartheid - with the black-led, multiracial society of today, a nation undergoing one of the most radical social and economic experiments in modern times. She acknowledges the great imbalance in income in modern South Africa (where upwards of 30 to 40 percent of blacks are unemployed) and describes the ravaging effect of AIDS on the nation, but she also underscores the nation's commitment to affirmative action, describes how South African universities have opened their doors to black students and debunks many of the myths about the violence of South African society. Likewise, Hunter-Gault looks at the continent-wide efforts to promote "an African renaissance," illuminating the political and economic conditions in Rwanda, Mozambique, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Angola, and Sierra Leone. Finally, the book describes the challenges of reporting on the much-maligned continent and the efforts of African journalists to tell their own story."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Politics and government -- 1960-
Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Press coverage.
Standard Number 9780195177473
ISBN 0195177479 (hardcover : alk. paper)