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We Need to Talk About Africa

The harm we have done, and how we should help

Tom Young

(author)

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It is time to change how we think about Africa
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"a tribute to our better natures"

The Guardian

Outbreaks and Epidemics

If you boil a kettle twice today, you will have used five times more electricity than a person in Mali uses in a whole year. How can that be possible?

Decades after the colonial powers withdrew Africa is still struggling to catch up with the rest of the world. When the same colonists withdrew from Asia there followed several decades of sustained and unprecedented growth throughout the continent. So what went wrong in Africa? And are we helping to fix it, or simply making matters worse?

In this provocative analysis, Tom Young argues that so much has been misplaced: our guilt, our policies, and our aid. Human rights have become a cover for imposing our values on others, our shiniest infrastructure projects have fuelled corruption and our interference in domestic politics has further entrenched conflict. Only by radically changing how we think about Africa can we escape this vicious cycle.

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Book publisherOneworld Publications
Publication date5 Mar 2020
FormatPaperback
Pages240
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