‘ 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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Walter Menya rated it it was amazing Feb 07, Kirsten marked it as to-read Feb 09, I had the pleasure of being slightly acquainted with Dr.

Osize added it Mar 06, betrqyed Africa Betrayed is a powerful attack on the dictators who have ruined an entire continent. MRDA is currently reading it Nov 17, Refresh and try again.

With independence from colonial rule, Africans had hoped for liberty, prosperity and a new beginning. Thanks for telling us about the problem. He suggests decentralised democratic governments based on indigenous principles as a way of countering tribalism in Africa.

Megan marked it as to-read Dec 15, Melinda marked it as to-read Jul 07, Ann marked it as to-read Aug 25, Tema Smith marked it as to-read Oct 08, A must read for those who want to understand Africa’s predicament. He goes on to say those leaders try to insist on having an ‘African democracy’, not as democracy is known world over.


Africa Betrayed by George B.N. Ayittey

Megan marked it as to-read Apr 17, Want to Read saving…. Richard Hollingshead added it Sep 11, The book is also an attack on African leaders who destroyed the continent. 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. El rated it liked it Feb 08, Lists with This Book.

Africa Betrayed

In Africa Betrayed, Prof Ayittey argues that many post-independence African leaders have distorted history by claiming that the African heritage supports one party or military rule but not democracy. Paperbackpages.

Jay added it Aug 03, Alicia Olayinka marked it as to-read Jan 03, James Musey rated it it was amazing Apr 25, Lisa marked it as to-read Jun 20, Prof Ayittey also sees a ray of hope aittey there is a concerted effort to bring change on the continent. Mateus rated it it was amazing Nov 12, Shon rated it liked it Sep 13, Sanjiv marked it as to-read Jun 19, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

He argues that a second liberation struggle is beginning throughout the continent – one that will sweep away the kleptocracy and rediscover the African traditions that have endured throughout the horrors of both white colonialism and black neo-colonialism.

Tanner Coggins marked it as to-read Nov 20, Ayittey’s book is not an ideal reading for two types of betryed Angela added it Feb 14, Rogers marked it as to-read Apr 09, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


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Thewickerfan added it Nov 09, Trivia About Africa Betrayed. AllAfrica is a voice of, by and about Africa – aggregating, producing and distributing news and information items daily affica over African news organizations and our own reporters to an African and global public.

The economics professor launches an attack on corruption and mismanagement by post-colonial African leaders. Those who idealise African leaders and those who have a school of thought that Africa should not wash her dirty linen in public.

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