The Next Africa: An Emerging Continent Becomes A Global Powerhouse

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The Next Africa will change the way people think about the continent. The old narrative of an Africa disconnected from the global economy, depicted by conflict or corruption, and heavily dependent on outside donors is fading. A wave of transformation driven by business, modernization, and a new cadre of remarkably talented Africans is thrusting the continent from the world’s margins to the global mainstream.

In the coming decades the magnitude of Africa’s markets and rising influence of its people will intersect with other key trends to shape a new era, one in which Africa’s progress finally overshadows its challenges, transforming an emerging continent into a global powerhouse. The Next Africa captures this story.

Authors Jake Bright and Aubrey Hruby pair their collective decades of Africa experience with several years of direct research and interviews. Packed with profiles; personal stories, research and analysis,The Next Africa is a paradigm-shifting guide to the events, trends, and people reshaping Africa’s relationship to the world.

Bright and Hruby detail the cross-cutting trends prompting Silicon Valley venture capital funds and firms like GE, IBM, and Proctor & Gamble to make major investments in African economies, while describing how Africans are stimulating Milan runways, Hollywood studios, and London pop charts.

The Next Africa introduces readers to the continent’s burgeoning technology movement, rising entrepreneurs, groundbreaking philanthropists, and cultural innovators making an impact in music, fashion, and film. Bright and Hruby also connect Africa’s transformation to its contemporary immigrant diaspora, illustrating how this increasingly affluent group will serve as the thread that pulls the continent’s success together.

Finally, The Next Africa suggests a fresh framework for global citizens, public policy-makers, and CEOs to approach Africa. It will no longer be “The Hopeless Continent”, nor will it become an overnight utopia. Bright and Hruby offer a more nuanced, net-sum, and data-rich approach to analyzing an increasingly complex continent, reconciling its continued challenges with rapid progress.

The Next Africa describes a future of a more globally-connected Africa where its leaders and citizens wield significant economic, cultural, and political power–a future in which Americans will be more likely to own African stocks, work for companies doing business in Africa, buy African hits from iTunes, see Nigerian actors win Oscars, and learn new African names connected to tech moguls and billionaires.

The Authors

 

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Authors Jake Bright and Aubrey Hruby pair their collective decades of Africa experience with several years of direct research and interviews. Packed with profiles; personal stories, research and analysis,The Next Africa is a paradigm-shifting guide to the events, trends, and people reshaping Africa’s relationship to the world.

http://www.amazon.com/Jake-Bright/e/B00QL084RY

Hitler’s Black Victims: The Historical Experiences of European Blacks, Africans and African-Americans During the Nazi Era

 

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Drawing on interviews with the black survivors of Nazi concentration camps and archival research in North America, Europe, and Africa, this book documents and analyzes the meaning of Nazism’s racial policies towards people of African descent, specifically those born in Germany, England, France, the United States, and Africa, and the impact of that legacy on contemporary race relations in Germany, and more generally, in Europe. The book also specifically addresses the concerns of those surviving Afro-Germans who were victims of Nazism but have not generally been included in or benefited from the compensation agreements that have been developed in recent years.

The Author

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Dr. Clarence Lusane is a full Professor of Political Science and International Relations, and the former Program Director for Comparative and Regional Studies in the School of International Service. He teaches courses in comparative race relations, modern social movements, comparative politics of the Americas and Europe and jazz and international relations.

He is an author, activist, and scholar, and a well-respected expert in the areas of human rights, global race relations, U.S. elections and politics, and international relations. He has lectured on these topics in over 60 countries including China, Colombia, Cuba, England, France, Germany, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Japan, the Netherlands, Panama, S. Korea, Switzerland, and Zimbabwe among others.

He is the author of more than 100 scholarly articles and eight books on human rights, U.S. and black politics, globalization, and European history. His latest book is The Black History of the White House. The book has been nominated for numerous awards and he has led to two presentations on the book at the White House. Among his other books are Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice: Foreign Policy, Race, and the New American Century; and Hitler’s Black Victims:

The Experiences of Afro-Germans, Africans, Afro-Europeans and African Americans During the Nazi Era. Dr. Lusane is currently conducting research on the intersection of jazz and international relations; global economic factors affecting African Americans employment; and the impact of President Obama’s campaign and election on global discourses on race and identity.

He is a former co-Chair of the U.S. Civil Society Committee of the U.S.-Brazil Joint Action Plan for the Elimination of Racism and was a longstanding board member of the Institute for Policy Studies. Currently, he is Co-Chair of the TransAfrica Forum Scholars Council. He is also a Commissioner on the District of Columbia’s Commission on African American Affairs.

http://www.amazon.com/Clarence-Lusane/e/B001HPQK4M/

How to Succeed At Interviews: An Invaluable Source Of Information For Job Hunters Preparing For Interviews, Tests And Assessments Paperback

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The new edition of this best-selling book tells you how to: Give impressive answers to over 200 interview questions Deal with interview nerves and project total confidence Pass psychometric tests, competency-based questions, and assessment centres Avoid the traps that interviewers lay for unwary job seekers Turn every interview question to your advantage.

The Author

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Dr Rob Yeung is a psychologist, keynote speaker and TV presenter who helps people to achieve their goals. As a psychologist and author of over 20 bestselling books, he is asked to consult, coach and speak on topics ranging from confidence and change to the psychology of leadership, sales success and high achievement.

A chartered psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, he has a First Class Honours degree in psychology (from the University of Bristol) and a PhD in psychology (from King’s College London). He was also formerly a consultant with top-flight strategic management consultants The Boston Consulting Group and is currently a director at leadership consulting firm Talentspace.

Over the last decade, he has specialised in research and consulting in the fields of high achievement and peak performance.  He works with executives, sports people, entertainers and public figures as well as lecturing to students at universities and business schools. He has written scientific papers in research journals and many of his 20+ books are available in dozens of languages worldwide.

He is also a qualified personal trainer and aerobics instructor. He has an ongoing personal interest in the psychology of health, fitness and nutrition. His 2013 book You Can Change Your Life covered the scientific evidence behind behaviour change and personal transformation. His 2014 book How To Win: The Argument, the Pitch, the Job, the Race is now available.

http://www.amazon.com/How-Succeed-Interviews-Information-Assessments/dp/1845284429