Bob Geldof first visited Africa in 1984. The following year, Live Aid inspired a generation to raise millions for the starving in Africa.
Over 20 years on, passion undiminished, Geldof returns to what he calls the Luminous Continent. This is his personal diary. Unflinchingly honest, Geldof in Africa paints a unique picture of this extraordinary and beautiful land.
Sir Bob Geldof describes himself this way: pop star, poet, open-plan politician, living saint, and big-mouth gob-shite. He's also truly an inspiration. A man who not only decided to change the world but actually went ahead and did it. Twenty years ago, he drew the attention of the West to Africa's disastrous famines by opening his Rolodex and rounding up everyone he could find to take part in the largest-ever televised concert. He's a man who's never taken no for an answer, who tweaks the consciences of global leaders everywhere.