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The Challenge for Africa

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The troubles of Africa today are severe and wide-ranging. Yet, too often, they are portrayed by the media in extreme terms connoting poverty, dependence, and desperation. Here Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and founder of the Green Belt Movement, offers a refreshingly unique perspective on these challenges, even as she calls for a moral revolution among Africans themselves.

 

Illuminating the complex and dynamic nature of the continent, Maathai offers “hardheaded hope” and “realistic options” for change and improvement. She deftly describes what Africans can and need to do for themselves, stressing all the while responsibility and accountability. Impassioned and empathetic, The Challenge for Africa is a book of immense importance.

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The troubles of Africa today are severe and wide-ranging. Yet, too often, they are portrayed by the media in extreme terms connoting poverty, dependence, and desperation. Here Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and founder of the Green Belt Movement, offers a refreshingly unique perspective on these challenges, even as she calls for a moral revolution among Africans themselves.

 

Illuminating the complex and dynamic nature of the continent, Maathai offers “hardheaded hope” and “realistic options” for change and improvement. She deftly describes what Africans can and need to do for themselves, stressing all the while responsibility and accountability. Impassioned and empathetic, The Challenge for Africa is a book of immense importance.

About the Author

Wangari Maathai was elected to Kenyas parliament in 2002 and in 2003 was appointed Assistant Minister for Environment, Natural Resources, and Wildlife. She is also the author of a memoir, Unbowed, and speaks to organizations around the world. She lives in Nairobi.

From the Hardcover edition.

Table of Contents

Introduction: On the Wrong Bus

One The Farmer of Yaoundé

Two A Legacy of Woes

Three Pillars of Good Governance: The Three-Legged Stool

Four Aid and the Dependency Syndrome

Five Deficits: Indebtedness and Unfair Trade

Six Leadership

Seven Moving the Social Machine

Eight Culture: The Missing Link?

Nine The Crisis of National Identity

Ten Embracing the Micro-nations

Eleven Land Ownership: Whose Land Is It, Anyway?

Twelve Environment and Development

Thirteen Saving the Congo Forests

Fourteen The African Family

Acknowledgments

Notes

Select Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307390288
Author:
Maathai, Wangari Muta
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Author:
Maathai, Wangari
Subject:
Developing countries
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Sociology-Developing Countries
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.99 x 5.18 x 0.9 in 0.75 lb

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"Synopsis" by , The troubles of Africa today are severe and wide-ranging. Yet, too often, they are portrayed by the media in extreme terms connoting poverty, dependence, and desperation. Here Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and founder of the Green Belt Movement, offers a refreshingly unique perspective on these challenges, even as she calls for a moral revolution among Africans themselves.

 

Illuminating the complex and dynamic nature of the continent, Maathai offers “hardheaded hope” and “realistic options” for change and improvement. She deftly describes what Africans can and need to do for themselves, stressing all the while responsibility and accountability. Impassioned and empathetic, The Challenge for Africa is a book of immense importance.

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