R 75
Soft Cover. Macmillan pages inc index. Some small marks and creases as one would expect from a book of its type and age but otherwise tightly bound with no inscriptions (see pics below).Please feel  free to ask questions.  " 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. 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 foreign aid proved such a failure? With an engaging combination of first-hand experience and economic insight, Robert Guest offers trenchant and sometimes controversial expanantions for this state of affairs. The Shackled Continent 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 rain forest, and is stopped at roadblocks forty-seven times. there are stories of hope here too, Uganda for example, has managed to curb the spread of AIDS. Botswana is peaceful and prosperous. South Africa, the continents economic engine, has avaoided a full blown civil war. Robert Guest puts such triumphs in a wider context, and asks why there are not more of them. This magnificent book provides an invigorating treatise on how Africa can wake from its slumbers." Please look at my other book listings as I am happy to combine postage should you wish to purchase more than one item. 10% discount will be given for orders of 5 or more books packaged and posted together. Click the link below to see what other books I have for sale Politics / Africa / Zimbabwe 


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