Bookshelf
| can't find it |

| browse books |
political science
 

| book details |

Black Earth: A journey through Russia after the fall

By (author) Andrew Meier

| on special |

normal price: R 255.95

Price: R 229.95


| book description |

Russia today is a world in a dark limbo. The body politic is diseased, the state in collapse. Yet for all the signs of encroaching doom, Russians do not fear the future. They fear the past. Russians have long known theirs is not a land that develops and progresses. It careens, heaves, and all too often sinks. Once again, Russia stands at a crossroads getting by on little but faith, vodka and a blithe indifference to the moral and financial bankruptcy looming from all sides. Andrew Meier's stunning debut explains a state in collapse; how millions of Russians have been displaced by the death of an ideology. It seeks to explain how the Russian government can increase defence spending by 50% whilst the poverty line cuts through a third of its households, and the people face epidemics of AIDS, TB, alcoholism and suicide. Russia's story is told through the voices of Russians who live at the five corners of the nation. It is a dramatic portrait of Russia at a time when the old regime has given way, but the new has yet to take hold. Meier has travelled to the extremes - north to Norilsk above the Arctic Circle; east to Sakhalin, south to Vladikavkaz and west to St. Petersburg. And to Moscow. His writing is classic, poised, poignantly observant and richly human. No one has yet captured the historical, cultural and political disintegration of Russia as well as Andrew Meier.

| product details |



Normally shipped | Available from overseas. Dispatched in aprox 4-8 weeks as local supplier is out of stock
Publisher | HarperCollins Publishers
Published date | 15 Nov 2004
Language |
Format | Paperback
Pages | 560
Dimensions | 198 x 129 x 34mm (L x W x H)
Weight | 365g
ISBN | 978-0-0071-1324-8
Readership Age |
BISAC | political science / general


| other options |


| your trolley |

To view the items in your trolley please sign in.

| sign in |

| specials |

No Future: Punk, Politics and British Youth Culture, 1976-1984

Matthew Worley
Paperback
414 pages
was: R 377.95
now: R 324.95
Usually dispatched in 3 to 4 weeks as supplier is out of stock

An innovative history of British youth culture during the 1970s and 1980s, charting the full spectrum of punk's cultural development.

Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race: LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION

Reni Eddo-Lodge
Hardback
272 pages
was: R 348.95
now: R 299.95
Available from overseas. Usually dispatched in 14 days


Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

Yuval Noah Harari
Paperback
528 pages
was: R 204.95
now: R 173.95
Available from overseas. Usually dispatched in 14 days

**From the author of the phenomenal million copy bestseller Sapiens****The Sunday Times #1 bestseller**WAR IS OBSOLETEYou are more likely to commit suicide than be killed in conflictFAMINE IS DISAPPEARINGYou are at more risk of obesity than starvationDEATH IS JUST A TECHNICAL PROBLEMEquality is out, but immortality is inWHAT DOES OUR FUTURE HOLD?