Africa

Africa

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by Tom Young
     
 

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Vast, diverse, dynamic, and turbulent, the true nature of Africa is often obscured by its poverty-stricken image. In this controversial guide, Tom Young cuts through the emotional hype to critically analyse the continent’s political history and the factors behind its dismal economic performance. Maintaining that colonial influences are often overplayed, Young… See more details below

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Vast, diverse, dynamic, and turbulent, the true nature of Africa is often obscured by its poverty-stricken image. In this controversial guide, Tom Young cuts through the emotional hype to critically analyse the continent’s political history and the factors behind its dismal economic performance. Maintaining that colonial influences are often overplayed, Young argues that much blame must lie with African governments themselves and that Western aid has often caused more harm than good.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781851687534
Publisher:
Oneworld Publications
Publication date:
08/16/2010
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,334,762
Product dimensions:
7.96(w) x 5.22(h) x 0.62(d)

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