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    PDF (The Shackled Continent) I picked up Robert Guest's Shackled Continent a book that seeks to understand Africa's poverty and development issues with much trepidation A continent rich with its history people languages and complex with its colonial past the Atlantic slave trade and post colonial challenges reduced to a single descriptive word shackled Guest’s approach is unnuanced and lacks cultural sensitivity Take this bit from the section on

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    PDF (The Shackled Continent) sighI wish I could like this book I really do The problem for me wasn't the tone or basic presumptions which any number of self interested commentators described as neo colonialist or patronising It's just that the arguments were pretty slight often repetitive and nowhere up to the analytical standard that one would expect of an '

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    Free download The Shackled Continent PDF (The Shackled Continent) review é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ô Robert Guest Robert Guest is the African correspondent for the Economist and though he would normally be restricted by the Economist’s analytical viewpoint which he describes as objective the Shackled Continent is slanted towards his own views which are capitalist neoliberal reasoned and occasionally offensive The Shackled Continent looks at the economy aid programs and politics of sub Saharan Africa between about the

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    PDF (The Shackled Continent) Of course you work for the Economist No other journal produces such standard dribble about Africa uite like the Economist I read this when I was 19 and even then I could have done a better job writing about this vast heterogeneous continent Way to simplify it to corruption pot holes AIDS civil wars and poverty an

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    Free download The Shackled Continent review é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ô Robert Guest Robert Guest Ô 5 review When I first held the book in my hand I was happy that I was going to indeed learn something new about The Shackled Continent not until I saw the name of the author Robert Guest Sounds probably British or European though I understand that some Africans bear two English name Of course he is a Guest in Africa I thought Gen

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    Free download The Shackled Continent Robert Guest Ô 5 review PDF (The Shackled Continent) Praise for “The Shackled Continent Africa’s Past Present and Future” appears on the cover as Bob Geldof states “An excellent book Timely provocative and written throughout with a passion for Africa and Africans”I’m wondering if we’ve read the same book As far as I am concerned Guest’s only passions for Africa involve his heavy criticism of the continent and it’s leadersRobert Guest offers a wide scope o

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    PDF (The Shackled Continent) An excellent insight into the woes of Africa The author does try to oversell capitalism as the only solution to Africa's problems Although he sells it pretty well he overdoes that part But all in all a good read

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    PDF (The Shackled Continent) Robert Guest Ô 5 review review é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ô Robert Guest This afternoon I finished reading The Shackled Continent Power Corruption and African Lives It's a book written by Robert Guest the foreign editor for the EconomistThis is a provocative book about African countries and their leaders Oozing out from the pages is a deep compassion about the elements that have kept Africans in povertyHe touched on salient factors like dependency on mineral resources and the lack of sustaine

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    PDF (The Shackled Continent) Robert Guest Ô 5 review review é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ô Robert Guest It has been a tough book to read Not because it reuires a high level of reading but because it places a mirror for Africans to look at as they think about their continent Africa is in dire straits and a most of it is self inflicted Robert Guest does a great job of showing the present in light of historical precedence He tells sto

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    Robert Guest Ô 5 review review é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ô Robert Guest PDF (The Shackled Continent) I'd give this a 45 We are missionaries to the Tsonga and Venda people of S Africa We live an hour from the MessinaBeit Bridge border post Guest refers to in his chapter in AIDS We have traveled in Zimbabwe and Mozambiue and speak one tribal language fluently and two others partially We lived in a rural village for 9 years I say this to prove that we know in some senses even deeply than Guest what Africa is like how the people thin

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  • Paperback
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  • The Shackled Continent
  • Robert Guest
  • en
  • 27 May 2020
  • 9780330419727

Free download The Shackled Continent

review The Shackled Continent ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Rs of aid given to Africa has had little perceptible effect on the poor The Shackled Continent offers sometimes controversially explanations for this state of affairs In this magnificent and engaging book Robert Guest provides an invigorating history and an inspired commentary on the enigma of modern Africa. This afternoon I finished reading The Shackled Continent Power Corruption and African Lives It s a book written by Robert Guest the foreign editor for the EconomistThis is a provocative book about African countries and their leaders Oozing out from the pages is a deep compassion about the elements that have kept Africans in povertyHe touched on salient factors like dependency on mineral resources and the lack of sustained efforts to diversify property rights issues the threat of HIVAIDS free trade vs aid and corruption as an impediment to infrastructural developmentBrace up for some hard truth about your favorite African leaders Hint Kwame Nkrumah Hint Nelson MandelaSome of the issues bedeviling Africa are outrightly barbaric Tribalism is one For political gains some African leaders turn one tribe against the other Laurent Kabila used the state radio to announce for Congolese to chase down Rwandan Tutsis and kill them Robert Mugabe asked that territories which had not voted for him be deprived of food during a period of famineThe economic recklessly of African leaders is in a class of its own The Nigerian government awarded a 8 billion contract to a Russian company to build a Steel company without having the feasibility study of the project translated to English Zambia like most African countries spend 135 times public money on each university student than on each primary school pupil despite the university students typically coming from affluent familiesEven the foreign aid organizations are not exempt from these reckless decisions Westerners typically talk about how the Marshall plan the generous American aid program helped Western Europe to recover after the Second World War and advocate for same for Africa Yet studies reveal that Africa has already received aid euivalent to six Marshall Plans But whereas the original Marshall Plan was a triumph aid to Africa has spectacularly failed to alleviate the continent s povertyMost of these aids go into the private pockets of those in government And it is on this premise that Guest argues that the best way the West can help Africans is to open up its borders He makes a compelling argument on how trade tariffs do not just harm the African poor but also the Western poor Subsidy regimes benefit the rich in rich countries and continue to harm the poor in the poorest regions in the world According to him allowing much goods produced in Africa to reach Western customers is one of the best ways to lift Africans from povertyOne of the most chilling parts is the analysis of the South African nation A book written in 2004 correctly predicted happenings in 2019 How affirmative action and the uota system for blacks in South Africa will not only hurt their economy in the long run but also lead to high unemployment which could lead to xenophobia See how it s playing out in the Rainbow nationIn all these is Africa doomed Robert says not uite But everyone is in on this game of success for the African continent There are those in the West whose actions continue to embolden authoritarian rule in Africa Among other things he posits that democracy is still a virtue that even though there s no guarantee that a new leader will do better than the current incompetent regime it is a risk worth taking And that power in the hands of the electorates can only put fear in the hearts of the newly elected leaders to serve the peopleWhile reading I could already see why the book is considered controversial However the truth is the truth For instance he treats Africa as a country In his defence can we honestly say that leadership in Liberia is not similar to that in Malawi Is Congo not as poor as Togo Chart African countries and indices to measure citizens wellbeing and the dots will clutterLike a Yoruba adage says he who mud gets splash on should not be angry instead he should simply clean himself upRobert Guest s harsh truth is needed at this time

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review The Shackled Continent ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Africa is the only continent to have grown poorer over the last three decades Why The Shackled Continent Robert Guest's fascinating first book seeks to diagnose the sickness that continues to hobble Africa's development Using reportage first hand experience and economic insight Robert Guest takes us to the. I picked up Robert Guest s Shackled Continent a book that seeks to understand Africa s poverty and development issues with much trepidation A continent rich with its history people languages and complex with its colonial past the Atlantic slave trade and post colonial challenges reduced to a single descriptive word shackled Guest s approach is unnuanced and lacks cultural sensitivity Take this bit from the section on Why Africans need property rights When I asked the nomad how much his house cost he had no idea what I was talking about He looked at me uizzically and explained as if to a fool that he had built it himself with materials he had at handHe could not put a price on the place because it would have never occurred to him to sell it Guest does note that it was a stupid uestion and that he probably asked it because he had house prices on his mind he was trying to buy property in London that month Vignettes such as this one make you wonder how different and how much authentic this book might have been had it been written by an African author with an understanding of the region and its peoples When you fail to understand a region you don t care about cultural nuances Why would you when the people of the region the backward primitive natives are solely to blame for the lack of the post colonial development of the continent Never is the role of IMF or World Bank criticised indeed they are seen as saviours The solution put forward by Guest therefore lies in Africa embracing the aforementioned neo colonial powers Ever heard of the White Saviour Complex Guest Clearly not because a champion of the aforementioned Complex Bob Geldof has endorsed this book An excellent book Timely provocative and written throughout with a passion for Africa and Africans I wish Moniue Ilboudo a poet and human rights activist from Burkina Faso was better known Here is her poem I suffer from The World Record International Voices from Southbank Centre s Poetry ParnassusI suffer From a lack of meansFrom SAPThat come and goFrom the devaluation That humiliates meFrom the IMFThat crushes meFrom a value systemThat excludes meFrom the single mindednessThat smothers meI sufferFrom the aidGenerous or disguisedFrom the pityFeigned or sincereFrom the arroganceMalicious or mockingI suffer From the lookThat discriminates against meFrom chartered flightsThat turn me awayI suffer from being a dumping groundFrom eating leftoversFrom wearing ragsFrom thinking the thoughts Of OthersI suffer And I am not proudOf my powerlessness

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review The Shackled Continent ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Roots of the problems Two fifths of African nations are at war AIDS has lowered life expectancy to as young as forty years old and investment is almost impossible as houses that could be used as collateral do not formally belong to their owners Most shocking of all is the evidence that the billions of dolla. When I first held the book in my hand I was happy that I was going to indeed learn something new about The Shackled Continent not until I saw the name of the author Robert Guest Sounds probably British or European though I understand that some Africans bear two English name Of course he is a Guest in Africa I thought Generally I do not enjoy reading books on Africa by non Africans I feel non Africans cannot tell the African story from the African perspective if at all there is such a thing as African perspective Anyway Robert Guest have changed my opinion In fact I do believe Africans have a lot to learn from him Guest in his work arguably paints the perfect ugly picture of all that is wrong with the African Continent Ranging from the economic social political religious to the subtle but powerful forces that mitigates against the progress and development of Africa I think it is a good read and Africans ought to read this