She is a black American journalist who has lived for many years in South Africa, and shows us an Africa we rarely hear about. Most of the news from that country reinforces our perception of it as a dark place. She reveals that there is much more to the continent than disease, disaster and despair. From OUP.
Hunter-Gault attempts to answer the question, "What is Africa to Me?" as she explores the transformation of post-apartheid South Africa and the continent as a whole as it struggles towards democracy and towards a more stable position within global community. The book will emphasize Hunter-Gault's ideas about journalism, the challenges and responsibilities of reporting on Africa, the foreign media's role in representing Africa, and her reflection of what dangers her African collegaues face in their countries to report news from their homelands.