Dipo Faloyin challenges the simplistic and harmful stereotypes that continue to persist around Africa. In conversation with writer and historian Edward Paice, Dipo discusses his highly acclaimed book Africa Is Not A Country. It is a detailed political and cultural exploration of the individual African nations, and overturns outdated ideas of Africa as a single country of arid landscapes, famines and political strife. He shows a modern Africa, a vast powerful continent which is as varied and complex as the fifty-four different countries it encompasses.
Dipo Faloyin is a journalist and senior editor at VICE. Africa Is Not A Country is his first book.
Edward Paice is a director of the Africa Research Institute and has written extensively about Africa, including Youthquake – Why African Demography Matters.