The year 2009 will be remembered as the one when Barack Obama, 47-old the son of a Kenyan father from a small town near Lake Victoria, was sworn in as President of the United States. It shifted the focus to the real Africa instead of the distorted images of the past. AFRICA 2009, produced by Business Books International in cooperation with the prestigious Washington-based Corporate Council on Africa provides detail not only about Kenya but Africa's other 52 nations--their history, economy, politics, business potential, tourist attractions and more. Editorial is supplemented with color maps, charts and pictures. AFRICA 2009 is the ninth in the series of yearbooks strongly recommended by the American library association as an "excellent, inexpensive source" for libraries. The Editor-in-Chief of CNBC Africa report described the yearbook as "a reliable source of information" for its TV programs and Business in Africa magazine called it a roadmap to opening the Continent."
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Dr. Les de Villiers is the author of a dozen books on African politics, economy, conservation and travel. His writings have been published in South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States, Spain and China. His book on sanctions against apartheid South Africa, published by Greenwood --In Sight of Surrender--is considered a standard reference on the subject. Born in South Africa he resides in Connecticut form where he travels to Africa at least twice and sometimes three or four times year to different parts of the Continent to stay abreast of developmentsReview:
"An excellent, inexpensive reference work, recommended for all undergraduate and graduate schools, as well as large public libraries and African studies programs." --Choice Magazine, American Library Association
"A roadmap to opening up the continent with total frankness and without succumbing to the verbal diarrhoea that many books on the subject suffer from." --Business in Africa magazine
"Our office relies very much on your book as a reliable source of information for our TV program." --Editor-in-Chief, CNBC Africa report
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Book Description Business Books International, 2009. Perfect Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M091667326X