Stunningly illustrated with his own photographs and essays, Geldof in Africa paints a unique picture of this extraordinary land.
"Africa is not the Dark Continent as so often described by writers from the gloomy northern skies of Europe. Not the Dark Continent at all. It is the Luminous Continent. Drenched in sun, pounded by heat and shimmering in its blinding glare. And within this immense continent, deserts with rolling seas of sand, tropics shrouded with jungles, equators dense with rainforest and coasts with more animals and fish than seems possible. There are more people, languages and cultures here than anywhere else on our planet. Africa is quite simply the most extraordinary, beautiful and luminous place on earth.
Most of us continue to see Africa as an object, a single, blighted place burning in the relentless, glaring heat, for others it occupies a romantic space in the imagination of child-like primitives and wild, beautiful creatures. For yet more of us it's the dark side of our minds, the impenetrable place, the unknowable mind. And, yes, all of this is partially true too much of the time. But there are other Africas."
"Brilliantly written . . . as splendidly raw, ramshackle and powerful as its author."
"From the Trade Paperback edition."
Number Of Pages: 319
Published: 1st August 2005
Dimensions (cm): 27.0 x 24.6 x 3.0
Weight (kg): 1.86