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Africa must be modern : a manifesto

Author: Olufemi Taiwo
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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Explores Africa's hostility toward modernity and how that hostility has impeded economic development and social and political transformation. This book insists that Africa can renew itself only by  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Olufemi Taiwo
ISBN: 9780253012722 0253012724 9780253012753 0253012759 9780253012784 0253012783
OCLC Number: 863380410
Notes: Originally published: Ibadan, Nigeria : Bookcraft, 2011.
Includes index.
Description: xxvii, 224 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Why Africa must get on board the modernity express --
The sticky problem of individualism --
The knowledge society and its rewards --
Count, measure, and count again --
Process, not outcome : why trusting your leader, godfather, ethnic group, or chief may not best secure your advantage --
Against the philosophy of limits : installing a culture of hope.
Responsibility: Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò.

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