Book: The State of Africa
A clear, comprehensive guide to the recent history of Africa. I am very glad I had this to read while we were in Ethiopia and Rwanda.
But the suffering of Africa! Famine, bad government, AIDS, corruption, lack of education, genocide.
And yet nowhere have I seen more passionate Christians.
The argument that the existence of suffering proves the non-existence of God sounds so neat — and yet in my experience the number of atheists is much higher in places more shielded from these sorts of suffering.
But that is a theological tangent. If you want to understand Africa you should read this book. And Bob Geldof apparently agrees.