Book Discussion on Africa: Dispatches From a Fragile Continent

Blaine Harden spoke of his four year tenure as Washington Post sub-Saharan bureau chief, which is the basis for his book, Africa:… read more

Blaine Harden spoke of his four year tenure as Washington Post sub-Saharan bureau chief, which is the basis for his book, Africa: Dispatches from a Fragile Continent. The book’s format focuses on individual people and their life experiences in different African nations, including Zaire, Ghana, Kenya, Sudan and Nigeria. Mr. Harden described Africa as being “a painful part of the world for Westerners to come to grips with.” He contended that Westerners “weep for it more out of pity than understanding.” The book’s purpose is to give the problems of Africa a human face that will bring Westerners a better understanding of what it means to be African. close

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Book Discussion on Africa: Dispatches From a Fragile Continent

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First Aired:
Nov 11, 1990
Last Aired:
May 26, 2007

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  • Nov 11, 1990 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 11, 1990 | 11:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 12, 1990 | 3:06am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 12, 1990 | 6:27am EST | C-SPAN 1
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  • Feb 13, 1999 | 6:51pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • May 26, 2007 | 6:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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