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Title Dictatorland : the men who stole Africa / Paul Kenyon ; maps by Jeff Edwards.
Author Kenyon, Paul, 1966- author.
Publication London : Head of Zeus Ltd, 2018.
Copyright date ©2018
Description xix, 453 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 25 cm
Call # 960.3 K
Note Map on lining papers.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 431-441) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Part One: Gold and diamonds. Congo ; Zimbabwe -- Part Two: Oil. Before the dictators ; Libya ; Nigeria ; Equatorial Guinea -- Part Three: Chocolate. Before the dictators ; Côte d'Ivoire -- Part Four: A modern slavery. Eritrea.
Summary "The dictator who grew so rich on his country's cocoa crop that he built a 35-story-high basilica in the jungles of the Ivory Coast. The austere, incorruptible leader who has shut Eritrea off from the world in a permanent state of war and conscripted every adult into the armed forces. In Equatorial Guinea, the paranoid despot who thought Hitler was the savior of Africa and waged a relentless campaign of terror against his own people. The Libyan army officer who authored a new work of political philosophy, The Green Book. And behind these almost incredible stories of fantastic violence and excess lie the dark secrets of Western greed and complicity, the insatiable taste for chocolate, oil, diamonds and gold that have encouraged dictators to rule with an iron hand, siphoning off their share of the action into mansions in Paris and banks in Zurich and keeping their people in dire poverty"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Dictatorship -- Africa.
Dictatorship -- Economic aspects -- Africa.
Political leadership -- Africa.
Africa -- Politics and government -- 1960-
Dictatorship. (OCoLC)fst00892878
Political leadership. (OCoLC)fst01069363
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Africa. (OCoLC)fst01239509
Since 1960
Addl. Author Edwards, Jeff, cartographer.
Alt Title Men who stole Africa
ISBN 9781784972134 (hardback)
1784972134 (hardback)
9781788541909 (XTPB)
1788541901 (XTPB)

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