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Africa Unchained: The Blueprint for Africa's Future (Paperback)

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By G. Ayittey (Editor)
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In Africa Unchained, George Ayittey takes a controversial look at Africa's future and makes a number of daring suggestions. Looking at how Africa can modernize, build, and improve their indigenous institutions which have been castigated by African leaders as 'backward and primitive', Ayittey argues that Africa should build and expand upon these traditions of free markets and free trade. Asking why the poorest Africans haven't been able to prosper in the Twenty-first-century, Ayittey makes the answer obvious: their economic freedom was snatched from them. War and conflict replaced peace and the infrastructure crumbled. In a book that will be pondered over and argued about as much as his previous volumes, Ayittey looks at the possibilities for indigenous structures to revive a troubled continent.

About the Author

GEORGE B.N. AYITTEY is Distinguished Economist in Residence at George Washington University. He is the author of Africa Betrayed and Africa in Chaos (both Palgrave Macmillan).

Praise For…

"A superb analysis of the continent and its recent ordeals"--The Wall Street Journal "A controversial and thought-provoking book"--Ian Taylor, International Affairs
Praise for Ayittey's Africa in Chaos:

"Crucial for anyone seeking an understanding of Africa's condition . . . Read it now, before it's too late." --The Washington Times
". . . robust, provocative...Ayittey takes no prisoners." --The New York Times Book Review
". . . Ayittey knows Africa well...a brave and reflective book." --The Wall Street Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9781403973863
ISBN-10: 1403973865
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: September 1st, 2006
Pages: 483
Language: English