Bob Geldof first visited Africa in 1984.The following year, Live Aid inspired a generation to raise millions for the starving in Africa. ver twenty years on, passion undiminished, Geldof returns to what he calls the Luminous Continent. This is his personal diary. Unflinchingly honest, and stunningly illustrated with his own photographs, Geldof in Africa paints a unique picture of this extraordinary and beautiful land.
Bob Geldof is a musician. He was the lead singer of The Boomtown Rats and has recorded four solo albums. In 2005, he received the Outstanding Contribution to Music award at the Brits. He is involved in television, radio and technology companies. In 1984 Geldof initiated Band Aid, a record for the victims of famine in Africa. The following year he organised the Live Aid concert while establishing and chairing the Trust which would administer the $180,000,000 raised by the venture. His work in Africa continues.