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The challenge for Africa

The challenge for Africa

Author: Wangari Maathai
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. edView all editions and formats
Taking a view far from the dependent Africa typically portrayed by Western media, Maathai lays bare the complex and multi-layered culture of the continent, offering optimistic yet feasible ways to improve the quality of life that literally start from the ground up. Maathai analyzes the major impediments to development at three key levels--international, national, and individual. By stressing personal responsibility,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wangari Maathai
ISBN: 9780099539032 0099539039 0307377407 9780307377401
OCLC Number: 762135673
Notes: Introduction: On the wrong bus. The farmer of Yaoundé. A legacy of woes. Pillars of good governance : the three-legged stool. Aid and the dependency syndrome. Deficits : indebtedness and unfair trade. Leadership. Moving the social machine. Culture : the missing link?. The crisis of national identity. Embracing the micro-nations. Land ownership : whose land is it, anyway?. Environment and development. Saving the Congo forests. The African family
Description: 319 s. ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: On the wrong bus --
The farmer of Yaoundé. A legacy of woes --
Pillars of good governance : the three-legged stool --
Aid and the dependency syndrome --
Deficits : indebtedness and unfair trade --
Leadership --
Moving the social machine --
Culture : the missing link?. The crisis of national identity --
Embracing the micro-nations --
Land ownership : whose land is it, anyway?. Environment and development --
Saving the Congo forests --
The African family.
Responsibility: Wangari Maathai


In this urgent yet optimistic new work, Nobel Peace Prize Winner Wangari Maathai provides a unique perspective on the fate of Africa.  Read more...


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I hope the world will support her vision of hope -- Nelson Mandela From one of Africa's most positive and far-sighted thinkers comes a wonderful book combining an elegant critique of Africa's Read more...

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