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By Tukufu Zuberi

African Independence highlights the real function Africa has performed in fresh background and the numerous function it's going to proceed to play sooner or later of the USA and the globe. In an international the place a lot of the facility and wealth continues to be focused within the arms of a really few humans, this publication appears at how the heritage of African independence has touched all people—from refugees to heads of kingdom.

Author Tukufu Zuberi weaves particular interview excerpts and tales from many Africans he has met with outdated newsreels, present information and reviews, and study right into a greater narrative that takes readers via key occasions in African background and exhibits their value at the present time. The e-book offers context for realizing connections among occasions in Africa and the area, corresponding to Nigeria’s Boko Haram acts of battle opposed to the voters of Nigeria and neighboring states, China’s upward push because the major superpower with the biggest monetary connections to the African continent, and the so-called struggle opposed to terrorism.

Zuberi can also be 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 by myself and jointly, the publication and movie provide a deeper knowing of Africa’s important function in international affairs.

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