Until recently there Were really only two running news stories from Africa - 'Tarazan Tales' about the White Man' adventures, and the 'Cold War ideological battleground. Such stereotypes no longer make any sense.
This book covers author's experiences in many of the newly-emerging states, from the decline of colonial rule through the tribulations of the early independence era. It exposes some of the myths and fallacies which dashed Africa's hopes for peace and prosperity - and may even make headlines itself with startling revelations about high-level international intrigues and 'dirty tricks' that have dogged both the author's life and that of Africa's.
Scots-born journalist Alastair Matheson has spent half a century reporting Africa as a foreign correspondent and also as a government Information Officer and U.N. official in the post-independence period.
The author, himseIf a Kenya citizen and married to a Kenyan, has worked from his Kenya base or the London 'Observer', 'The Times' and 'Guardian', a well as for the BBC, 'Time' magazine and other publications.