By Mark Weston
Tucked away in a distant, unstable a part of West Africa, Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau and Burkina Faso, 3 of the world's poorest international locations, are within the throes of serious upheaval. Globalization has proven their people who a more well-off lifestyles is feasible, yet as they attempt to achieve it, weather swap, the inhabitants growth, the tyrants of the previous shield and the company grip of culture block their method.
The conflict among previous and new is explosive: civil wars erupt unexpectedly, with drugged up rebels struggling with over blood diamonds, gold or a humble bowl of rice; Al Qaeda has infiltrated Burkina Faso and threatens to increase its jihad around the quarter; Colombian drug gangs have overrun Guinea-Bissau; and Christian and Muslim enthusiasts conflict for African souls, getting ready their converts for Armageddon.
In The Ringtone and the Drum, Mark Weston dives into this maelstrom. In an often-unsettling experience, he travels round the 3 nations and immerses himself in neighborhood lifestyles. Combining the notable tales of these he meets together with his deep wisdom of Africa's improvement, the ebook sheds new gentle on a ignored yet more and more vital nook of the globe.