Dictatorland: The Men Who Stole Africa

10 January 2018

Using his own experiences, BAFTA award winning investigative journalist and former NTU Alumnus of the Year, Paul Kenyon (BA Hons Social Sciences), tells the story of Africa in his new book.

Packed with original stories about Africa, “Dictatorland: The Men Who Stole Africa”, is an extraordinary account of how a handful of men were handed a continent of rich lands and poor people.

Inspired to write the book after filming throughout Africa, Paul said: “I’ve witnessed the damage dictators do. I’ve seen child slave labour in the jungles of Côte d'Ivoire, whilst down the road the dictator has built himself an exact replica of St Peter’s Basilica. 

“I was surprised how little people know about Africa and was compelled to tell the story of what makes the continent what it is today.”

The book has already received some great reviews.  

Michael Buerk said: “Paul Kenyon is a brilliant writer who's been there and tells a story of unparalleled greed and western complicity in vivid detail.”

Find out more from Paul in this short video


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