The Shackled Continent: Africa'S Past, Present and Future download free [PDF and Ebook] by Robert Guest

The Shackled Continent: Africa'S Past, Present and Future download free [PDF and Ebook] by Robert Guest year 2005
  • Book name: The Shackled Continent: Africa'S Past, Present and Future
  • Author: Robert Guest
  • Release date: 2005/5/12
  • Publisher: PAN MACMILLAN
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: History and Archaeology
  • ISBN: 9780330419727
  • Rating: 7.1 of 10
  • Votes: 394
  • Review by: Donald Roland
  • Review rating: 8.68 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/28
  • Total pages: 304
  • Includes a PDF summary of 26 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Africa is the only continent to have grown poorer over the past three decades. Why? Robert Guest's fascinating 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 roots of the problems. Two fifths of African nations are at war, AIDS has lowered life expectancy to as young as forty 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 dollars of aid, given to Africa has had little perceptible effect on the poor. The Shackled Continent offers insightful, and occassionally controversial, 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 and this paperback edition includes a new chapter. 'I doubt whether there is a better brief introduction to the travails of modern Africa and their causes' Anthony Daniels, Sunday Telegraph 'He is a lively and observant reporter who can describe, in a breezy no-nonsense style, the horrors and miseries of Africans in the interior. . .The reader can learn much from this lively and outspoken book' Anthony Sampson, Guardian
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 15H37M19S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: African History, 20th Century History: C 1900 To C 2000, Political Structure & Processes, Political Economy, Economic History, Regional Studies
  • Available formats: TXT, WORD, DOC, RTF, PDF, PRC, EPUB, MobiPocket. Compressed in CBZ, 7Z, RAR, ALZ, ZIP, BZ, TZO
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 12.93 USD
  • Dimensions: 130x198x19mm
  • Weight: 244g
  • Printed by: Pan Books
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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