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How can Africa survive? /
Jennifer Seymour Whitaker.
1st ed. --
New York : Harper & Row, c1988.
vi, 264 p.
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New York : Harper & Row, c1988.
0060390891 :
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"A Cornelia & Michael Bessie book."
Includes index.
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Bibliography: p. 233-252.
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Appeared in Library Journal on 1988-09-15:
``What went wrong?'' Whitaker (of the Council on Foreign Relations) asks in an early chapter of her fine analysis of post-colonial Sub-Saharan Africa. The failure of most African countries to realize the lofty expectations held at independence is a tragic reality and a recurring theme of this book. How can Africa survive? Alas, though Whitaker has no easy answers, she provides thoughtful insight into Africa's many problems. Her obvious familiarity with her subject and impressive mix of anecdote, history, economics, and tradition make this an important acquisition for most libraries. Glickman's collection of papers by various professors and development experts covers much of the same ground as Whitaker, differing chiefly in its academic tone and pinpoint approach. While Whitaker gives a complete overview of the current situation in black Africa, the Glickman essays focus mainly on several interrelated topics such as government corruption, international food subsidies, and the role of women in a rapidly changing society. Experts in this field will likely appreciate both books, while general readers will limit themselves to Whitaker. Both are highly recommended for most libraries. Ian Wallace, Agriculture Canada Lib., St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec
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