‘ Ayittey’s bitter reading is an appropriate first therapy to the malaise American policies have helped to breed. ‘ Wall Street Journal ‘Ayittey is unpredictable – and . Wall Street Journal ‘Ayittey is unpredictable – and provocative. I was prepared to hate Africa Betrayed, but found myself engrossed.’ Village. Africa Betrayed has 13 ratings and 1 review. John said: I had the pleasure of being slightly acquainted with Dr. Ayittey; as this book proves, he writes.

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Africa Betrayed

Lisa marked it as to-read Jun 20, Alicia Olayinka marked it as to-read Jan 03, Prof Ayittey also sees a ray of hope if there is a concerted effort to bring change on the continent. Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.

See What Everyone is Watching. He argues that a second liberation struggle is beginning throughout the continent – one that will sweep bdtrayed the kleptocracy and rediscover the African traditions that have endured throughout the horrors of both white colonialism and black neo-colonialism. He catalogues plunders in places such as Zimbabwe and Zaire, the “epitome of Auittey kleptocracy”. The nearly page St Martin’s Press publication is not readily available on the local market unless through special orders, but it can be got online at Shs, This book is not yet featured on Listopia.


Lucas Ngobeni rated it it was amazing Dec 17, Lambon Tamabe rated it it was amazing Jul 19, Thanks for telling us about the problem. Matt added it Jan 23, With independence from colonial rule, Africans had hoped for liberty, prosperity and a new beginning.

Bokwe marked it as to-read Jan 23, Ayittey; georye this book proves, he writes cogently and powerfully.

The tale is, in many ways, depressing in the dashing of hopes of post-colonial Sub-Saharan Africa by so many brutal, thuggish “Big Man” dictators. Valerie marked it as to-read Jan 02, Refresh and try again.

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He suggests decentralised democratic governments based on indigenous principles as a way of countering tribalism betrayedd Africa. Rogers marked it as to-read Apr 09, Open Preview See a Problem? Cara Thuringer rated it liked it Dec 28, He not only blames the leaders, but also African elites and foreign powers from the developed world for aiding African dictators.

Walter Menya rated it it was amazing Feb 07, Ayittey’s book is not an ideal reading for two types of people: 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: Ann marked it as to-read Aug 25, Mateus rated it it was amazing Nov 12, Kirsten marked it as to-read Feb 09, I geeorge the pleasure of being slightly acquainted with Dr.


Kerri marked it as to-read Jun 04, Published November 15th by Palgrave Macmillan first published November 15th Africa Betrayed by George B.

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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.

African leaders have betrayed both the betrxyed aspirations of their countrymen and Africa’s indigenous political systems, which in no way endorse tyranny. Neal rated it it was amazing Dec 07,