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Refresh and try again. Kirsten marked it as to-read Feb 09, Walter Menya rated it it was amazing Feb ajittey, Kim marked it as to-read Aug 26, Instead, they have experienced have brought nothing but economic misery, famine, senseless civil wars, wanton destruction, flagrant violations of human rights and brutal repression.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Prof Ayittey also sees a ray of hope if there is a concerted effort to bring change on the continent. Lambon Tamabe rated it it was amazing Jul 19, Cara Thuringer rated it liked it Dec 28, Published November 15th by Palgrave Macmillan first published November 15th Dee marked it as to-read Aug 15, Ann marked it as to-read Aug 25, Sanjiv marked it as to-read Jun 19, Lists with This Book.


Ayittey; as this book proves, he writes cogently and powerfully. Benjamin marked it as to-read Feb 16, Ayittey writes devastatingly on the horrors of black neo-colonialism, arguing that it is naive for commentators to blame Africa’s misery on external factors: Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Tema Smith marked it as to-read Oct 08, Alicia Olayinka marked it as to-read Jan 03, James Musey rated it it was amazing Apr 25, The author does not stop at pointing out African flaws; he suggests solutions through which Africa can rise again.

Africa Betrayed

Books by George B. He goes on to say those leaders try to insist on having an ‘African democracy’, not as democracy is known world over. Megan marked it as to-read Apr 17, In Africa Betrayed, Ghanaian author George Ayittey lays the blame for Africa’s shattered future right at the doorstep of Africans themselves, mostly their leaders.

El rated it liked it Feb 08, Those who idealise African leaders and those who have a school of thought that Africa should not wash her dirty linen in public. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Sadly, two decades after it was written, the story is little changed.

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With independence from colonial rule, Africans had hoped for liberty, prosperity and a new beginning. I had the aylttey of being slightly acquainted with Dr. The economics professor launches an attack on corruption and mismanagement by post-colonial African leaders. Jun 19, John Gurney rated it really liked it. Valerie marked it as to-read Jan 02, From nationalists who won their countries’ independence, auittey author says the continent moved to gun-toting military men who are worse than the colonialists Africans fought against.

Africa Betrayed by George B.N. Ayittey

Megan marked it as to-read Dec 15, Want to Hetrayed saving…. Lucas Ngobeni rated it it was amazing Dec 17, In the foreword to the book, Makiziwe Mandela praises the author for the way he summed up Africa’s plight after independence.

Return to Book Page. He yaittey that a second liberation struggle is beginning throughout the continent – one that will sweep away the kleptocracy and rediscover the African traditions that have endured throughout the horrors of both white colonialism and black neo-colonialism.