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Duncan Green: Book Review – Alex de Waal, “The Real Politics of the Horn of Africa”

Green, Duncan (2016) Duncan Green: Book Review – Alex de Waal, “The Real Politics of the Horn of Africa”. International Development (07 Mar 2016). Website.

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Abstract

There’s a balance to be struck in writing any non-fiction book. Narrative v information. How often do you return to de Waal coverthe overarching storyline, the message of the book, the thing you want the reader to take away? How much information – facts, names, dates, events – do you include? Too much storyline, and the book feels flimsy. Too much information and the reader gets lost in the detail.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/internationaldevelopment/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DT Africa
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z004 Books. Writing. Paleography
Sets: Collections > LSE International Development Blog
Date Deposited: 15 May 2017 11:22
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 21:54
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/76995

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