New News Out of Africa: Uncovering Africa's Renaissance

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New News Out of Africa Uncovering Africa s Renaissance For twenty years an acclaimed correspondent on PBS s The News Hour with Jim Lehrer and the winner of two Emmys and two Peabody Awards the latter two for her coverage of Africa Charlayne Hunter Gault
  • Title: New News Out of Africa: Uncovering Africa's Renaissance
  • Author: Charlayne Hunter-Gault
  • ISBN: 9780195177473
  • Page: 288
  • Format: Hardcover
  • For twenty years an acclaimed correspondent on PBS s The News Hour with Jim Lehrer and the winner of two Emmys and two Peabody Awards the latter two for her coverage of Africa , Charlayne Hunter Gault was until recently the Johannesburg Bureau Chief for CNN In New News Out of Africa, this eminent reporter offers a fresh and surprisingly optimistic assessment of modern AfFor twenty years an acclaimed correspondent on PBS s The News Hour with Jim Lehrer and the winner of two Emmys and two Peabody Awards the latter two for her coverage of Africa , Charlayne Hunter Gault was until recently the Johannesburg Bureau Chief for CNN In New News Out of Africa, this eminent reporter offers a fresh and surprisingly optimistic assessment of modern Africa, revealing that there is to the continent than the bad news of disease, disaster, and despair Blending personal memoir with sterling reportage and astute analysis, Hunter Gault presents an Africa we rarely see She looks first at South Africa, contrasting the country she first encountered as a young reporter when she personally witnessed the brutality of apartheid with the black led, multiracial society of today, a nation undergoing one of the most radical social and economic experiments in modern times She acknowledges the great imbalance in income in modern South Africa where upwards of 30 to 40 percent of blacks are unemployed and describes the ravaging effect of AIDS on the nation, but she also underscores the nation s commitment to affirmative action, describes how South African universities have opened their doors to black students, and debunks many of the myths about the violence of South African society Likewise, Hunter Gault looks at the continent wide efforts to promote an African Renaissance, illuminating the political and economic conditions in Rwanda, Mozambique, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Angola, and Sierra Leone Finally, the book describes the challenges of reporting on the much maligned continent and the efforts of African journalists to tell their own story A compelling book on a topic of vital importance, New News Out of Africa promises to re define what is news about this vast and complex continent.
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    This little book attempts to convince the reader that despite the stereotypes, there is a lot of progress and good news coming out of Africa However, although it does effectively convey that message, it is too brief and broad brush to be that informative In addition, since I just finished reading an intensive, comprehensive book on Sudan, I happen to know that she leaves a to be desired in her discussion of that country, and even downright incorrect Charlayne Hunter Gault is a journalist, an Ame [...]

    Veteran journalist Charlayne Hunter Gault hits the nail on journalism s head with her latest book, New News Out of Africa Uncovering Africa s Renaissance Hunter Gault, who up until recently was the Johannesburg Bureau Chief for CNN, gives her take on media coverage of Africa Half of the book is dedicated to her work experience in both pre and post apartheid South Africa, while the rest of the book examines what she calls the renaissance occurring in postcolonial Africa with the help of enterpris [...]

    Journalist Charlayne Hunter Gault provides an informative update about happenings in modern Africa Unlike the general American media, which tends to furnish quick and pessimistic news bytes about the Dark Continent, if anything at all, Hunter Gault explains both the negative and the positive Using hard statistics and personal interviews with influential Africans, she digs deeper into African current events, and leaves the reader with a well rounded picture of not only the AIDS crisis and seemin [...]

    Nobody liked it It wasn t a comprehensive study about Africa in the 21st century, but a flitting survey based on the places that Hunter Gault happened to visit and the people she happened to meet There wasn t a great deal of in depth reporting Possibly she s still in the TV mind set, where you only say what the audience can absorb between commercials And it was remarked that she seemed mostly to be interested in herself, and was dropping names to an embarrassing extent Also, we collectively alre [...]

    Incredibly boring, and the whole premise of the book was supposed to be the positive side of Africa, but I would be hard pressed to tell you one positive thing I read in this book the author also assumes the reader has a fairly in depth knowledge of African politics, which I do not, so I was left feeling confused half of the time I also did not like the author s extensive quoting of herself it seemed very narcissistic to me.

    Although it took me a long time to actually get past the first few pages of this book, it s not an indictment of the content of the book at all This is a well written account of a lot of great things going on in AFrica Hopefully Hunter Gault will continue to share the new news about AFrica as she sees it occuring.

    Yawn Well written but really one dimensional After all these years of depicting the bad, sad, tired news out of Africa this does just the opposite and is just as uneven The shame is that the author has such obvious love for the Continent Would that this offering had a balanced perspective.

    I learned a lot of basic facts about Africa It s a little too basic for people who follow current events in Africa I didn t really like the author s voice in the beginning, but got over it soon enough.

    this book was disappointing Ms Hunter Gault repeatedly said that she didn t like books about Africa that only talked about the bad side of life there She kept promising that she would highlight the good things But, overall the book was a lot bad than good.

    I couldn t finish it More of a personal story and less about Africa than I was expecting It was just boring.

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