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The Trouble with Africa by Robert Calderisi

Title The Trouble with Africa
Author Robert Calderisi
Publisher St. Martin's Press
Release 2014-12-23
Category Political Science
Total Pages 256
ISBN 1466887710
Language English, Spanish, and French
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After years of frustration at the stifling atmosphere of political correctness surrounding discussions of Africa, long time World Bank official Robert Calderisi speaks out. He boldly reveals how most of Africa's misfortunes are self-imposed, and why the world must now deal differently with the continent. Here we learn that Africa has steadily lost markets by its own mismanagement, that even capitalist countries are anti-business, that African family values and fatalism are more destructive than tribalism, and that African leaders prey intentionally on Western guilt. Calderisi exposes the shortcomings of foreign aid and debt relief, and proposes his own radical solutions. Drawing on thirty years of first hand experience, The Trouble with Africa highlights issues which have been ignored by Africa's leaders but have worried ordinary Africans, diplomats, academics, business leaders, aid workers, volunteers, and missionaries for a long time. It ripples with stories which only someone who has talked directly to African farmers--and heads of state--could recount. Calderisi's aim is to move beyond the hand-wringing and finger-pointing which dominates most discussions of Africa. Instead, he suggests concrete steps which Africans and the world can take to liberate talent and enterprise on the continent.

The Trouble with Aid by Jonathan Glennie

Title The Trouble with Aid
Author Jonathan Glennie
Publisher Zed Books Ltd.
Release 2010-01-01
Category Political Science
Total Pages 186
ISBN 1848135017
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Africa is poor. If we send it money it will be less poor. It seems perfectly logical, doesn't it? Millions of people in the rich world, moved by images on television and appalled by the miserable conditions endured by so many in other countries, have joined campaigns to persuade their governments to double aid to Africa and help put an end to such shameful inequality. It seems simple. But it isn't. In this book, Jonathan Glennie argues that, along with its many benefits, government aid to Africa has often meant more poverty, more hungry people, worse basic services and damage to already precarious democratic institutions. Moreover, calls for more aid are drowning out pressure for action that would really make a difference for Africa’s poor. Rather than doubling aid to Africa, it is time to reduce aid dependency. Through an honest assessment of both the positive and negative consequences of aid, this book will show you why.

Title The Trouble with Africa
Author Vic Guhrs
Publisher Penguin Random House South Africa
Release 2012-09-28
Category Travel
Total Pages
ISBN 0143027212
Language English, Spanish, and French
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German-born artist Vic Guhrs came to Africa at the age of twenty-two to fulfil his boyhood dream of a life in wild places among wild animals. He lived for twenty-five years in an isolated bush camp in the Luangwa Valley in Zambia and knows that, despite its paradoxes and its mysteries, he can never leave Africa. The trouble with Africa, he says, is that once it is in your blood, like malaria, it is almost impossible to get rid of. And the trouble with Africa is also the trouble with those of us who settle here: as long as we insist on judging it from a Western perspective, we will be the outsiders - we will be forever baffled by it. The complexities of African attitudes that seem to confound us are perhaps not so complex after all; it is their very simplicity that we fail to understand. On the road to our civilised enlightenment have we lost the ability to see life in its most fundamental essence?

Black Colonialists by Chinweizu

Title Black Colonialists
Author Chinweizu
Publisher
Release 2009
Category Decolonization
Total Pages 56
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An Image of Africa by Chinua Achebe

Title An Image of Africa
Author Chinua Achebe
Publisher Penguin UK
Release 2010
Category Africa
Total Pages 87
ISBN 9780141192581
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Asserts the author's belief in Joseph Conrad as a 'bloody racist' and his conviction that Conrad's novel "Heart of Darkness" only serves to perpetuate damaging stereotypes of black people. This title includes "The Trouble with Nigeria", the author's searing outpouring of his frustrations with his country.

Cecil Rhodes and Other Statues by Robert Calderisi

Title Cecil Rhodes and Other Statues
Author Robert Calderisi
Publisher
Release 2021-07-09
Category
Total Pages 302
ISBN 9781662916458
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Like the Pharaohs he admired, Cecil John Rhodes (1853-1902) hoped to be remembered for 4,000 years. Barely 120 years later, many people want him expunged from history altogether. A major figure in the British Empire, he has been the subject of a bitter international controversy. This book sheds new light on a complicated story, relates the history of the Rhodes Scholarships, and suggests common-sense rules for commemorating contested figures as diverse as Robert E. Lee and Mahatma Gandhi..

The Trouble with Nigeria by Chinua Achebe

Title The Trouble with Nigeria
Author Chinua Achebe
Publisher Heinemann
Release 1984
Category Political Science
Total Pages 68
ISBN 9780435906986
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"The trouble with Nigeria is simply and squarely a failure of leadership," concludes internationally acclaimed writer Chinua Achebe

Earthly Mission by Robert Calderisi

Title Earthly Mission
Author Robert Calderisi
Publisher Yale University Press
Release 2013-10-08
Category Social Science
Total Pages 278
ISBN 0300175124
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A lively investigation of the Catholic Church and its controversial social mission in the developing world

Reparations to Africa by Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann

Title Reparations to Africa
Author Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann
Publisher University of Pennsylvania Press
Release 2018-04-13
Category History
Total Pages 272
ISBN 151282173X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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What is the just measure of Western obligations to Africa? As Africans and their supporters mark the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade in the United States and Great Britain, the question becomes increasingly salient. Calls for reparations for the evils of slavery, as well as for past colonial and current economic and political abuses, can be heard across Africa and the African diaspora. Human rights scholar Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann examines these calls for redress in Reparations to Africa. Her study analyzes the reparations movement from the perspectives of law, philosophy, political science, and sociology. While acknowledging the brutal background of the slave trade and colonialism, and the mistreatment of the peoples of Africa, Howard-Hassmann finds that the complexity of this history, along with facts of the contemporary situation, weakens the case for financial compensation, although she does recommend acknowledgment of, and apologies for, some actions. The book not only provides a bold reckoning of the root causes, both internal and external, of African underdevelopment and unrest but also suggests alternative means for restorative justice and examines the role that institutions such as the International Criminal Court can play. By including the voices of 74 African academics, diplomats, and activists interviewed by Howard-Hassmann and Anthony P. Lombardo, Reparations to Africa makes a valuable contribution to the reparations debate. In an emotionally and politically charged postcolonial environment, this book serves as a judicious guide to the search for economic justice for Africans today and into the future.

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