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Fine/Very Good. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" Tall Octavo 1405033886 Hardback Hardback. First Edition. The Shackled Continent. Africa is the only continent to have grown poorer over the last three decades. Why? This book, the authors fascinating first, seeks to diagnose the sickness that continues to hobble Africa's development. Why are so many African nations at war? Why has AIDS affected Africa so much more than any other region, causing life expectancy in several countries to plummet to below forty? Why are so many African governments corrupt, inept and despotic? Why has forein aid proven such a failure? With an engaging combination of first-hand experience and economic insight, the author offers trenchant and sometimes controversial explanations for this state of affairs. This book examines the logic behind the chaos in Congo and the economic madness of Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe. With vivid reporting from big slums and small villages in Malawi, the book explains why so few Africans own their own homes. To illustrate how bad roads and bribe-hungry policemen affect African business, the author rides a beer truck into the Cameroonian rainforest, and is stopped at roadblocks forty-seven times. There are stories of hope here too. 280 pp. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. academic and scholarly books and Modern First Editions, Reference books, and all types of Academic Literature. )
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