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The Betrayal of Africa presents a concise but comprehensive overview of. .Another book about "Africa" you may ask, and one of only 128 small pages?

The Betrayal of Africa presents a concise but comprehensive overview of its subject. Gerald Caplan is passionate about his subject and is highly convincing in advancing his argument. an excellent supplemental resource.

The "Betrayal of Africa" is published as a Groundwork Guide, a series intended to "provide an overview of key contemporary political and social issues. these books tackle pressing and sometimes controversial topics, offering both a lively introduction to the subject and a strong point of view. Caplan expertly lives up to the series' intentions.

The Betrayal of Africa book. are excellent books, mandatory for school libraries and the increasing body of young people prepared to take ownership of the situations and problems previous generations have left them. Think Africa, and many people think of brutal war, endless famine, pervasive corruption, unworthy rulers, universal poverty, an AIDS epidemic.

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In the wealthy West, it's assumed that Africa is the problem and we are the solution. This timely book argues the opposite. Though couched in benevolent terms, Western policies in fact have for decades helped fuel the continent's devastating decline. Every year, far more of Africa's riches flow out to the rich world than we plough into Africa.

Results from Google Books. Series: Groundwork Guides (2008). Argues that it is the policies of rich Western nations that are responsible for many of Africa's problems, discussing such issues as the large gap between rich and poor, women's rights, health, and education, and advocates change.

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Written by Gerald Caplan. This book refutes the common assumption that Africa is the problem and the Western world is the solution to the challenges Africa faces; the author argues that rich countries are also responsible for Africa’s problems. Ideas for getting started. Introduce the book and your goals for studying it, and briefly outline the is-sues the book explores.

Caplan, G (2008) The Betrayal of Africa, Groundwood Books. Caplan, G (2005) Why We Must Never Forget the Rwandan Genocide in Manji, F and Burnett, P (eds) African Voices on Development and Social Justice

Caplan, G (2008) The Betrayal of Africa, Groundwood Books. Caplan, G (2005) Why We Must Never Forget the Rwandan Genocide in Manji, F and Burnett, P (eds) African Voices on Development and Social Justice. Caplan, G (2005) Some Reminders of the International Response to the Crisis in Manji, F and Burnett, P (eds) African Voices on Development and Social Justice. Caplan, G (1970) The elites of Barotseland, 1878-1969: a political history of Zambia's Western Province, London: Hurst.

In the wealthy West, it's assumed that Africa is the problem and we are the solution. This timely book argues the opposite. Though couched in benevolent terms, Western policies in fact have for decades helped fuel the continent's devastating decline. Every year, far more of Africa's riches flow out to the rich world than we plough into Africa. In this systematic process of exploitation, explains author Gerald Caplan, first-world leaders work in happy harmony with African despots to wreak havoc on their nations and peoples. The Betrayal of Africa explains its historical background, the contemporary situation, and how a conflation of elements — China's bold new presence in Africa, an active and angry civil society demanding government reform, and fresh leadership — is creating the possibility for positive change. Using simple, lucid language, the book helps Western readers understand what they can do to remedy a complex, increasingly dire situation that affects us all.

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Azago
Great copy, quick delivery. Thank you.
roternow
This book is short and the bulk of it is the author's opinions and there are not many facts (outside of some statistics) and maybe not even one detailed historical account. Reading the back cover, it states, "There is a widespread assumption that Africa is the problem and that we in the rich world are the solution." Unfortunately, this seems to be the view of the author as little is mentioned of the African's ability to self-govern as has been done for countless millenia before colonial interference. Instead, the book imposes the status quo view of the modern world that foreign aid for modernization and development would benefit the continent if it weren't for the corruption of the African leaders who are really henchmen of European and US governments. This view ignores 2 major facts. 1. The aid would not be possible if not for the plundering of African resources over the last 500 years at least. 2. The only purpose of European, American and Chinese investment and aid is to continue this legacy of plundering.
I could have gotten past the narrowmindedness of the author if he had had at least presented more objective historical information.
Berkohi
Another book about "Africa" you may ask, and one of only 128 small pages? What can anybody say on such confined space about the continent of 53 states and at least 2000 languages and a multitude of cultures? Caplan, with more than 40 years of active involvement with Africa and a "passionate commitment" to the continent's development, will surprise you in all regards. His analysis, presented in clear and succinct language in well structured chapters, is informative, erudite without getting caught in details. In all regards this is a very worthwhile read and a useful book to have on the shelf for further reference.

The "Betrayal of Africa" is published as a Groundwork Guide, a series intended to "provide an overview of key contemporary political and social issues... these books tackle pressing and sometimes controversial topics, offering both a lively introduction to the subject and a strong point of view." Caplan expertly lives up to the series' intentions. Drawing on his extensive knowledge of the continent's concerns, he presents a well reasoned analysis of the continuing challenges for the peoples of Africa.

Discussing the "common predicament[s]" of this most diverse of continents, the author briefly outlines the historical context, characterized by colonialism and its lingering aftermath, its vulnerability to severe climatic variabilities, wide-spread poverty, and, last but not least, the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Hand in hand with the exploitation of European masters went corruption and exploitation by local political and economic strongmen.

The newly independent states were left without adequate infrastructures, professional sectors or functioning education systems. These developments continued combined, later on, with often misguided or misappropriated international aid and investment funds. Caplan contends that these represent major obstacles to development and economic growth for the vast majority of Africans. Caplan reminds the reader that "far more of Africa's riches flow out to the West than are ploughed back in?". He provides examples and some statistics that are revealing in this regard. In the brief chapter on the recent engagement of China in Africa the author highlights some of the concerns of the Chinese approach and wonders if the Chinese investments will really contribute to economic advancements of Africans.

Caplan concludes with a brief reflection on the future for Africa as he sees it. He places hope in the people themselves. Local communities and civil society organizations have been sidelined for too long both by governments and the international institutions, such as the World Bank. Yet, their active participation in shaping the democratic and economic future of African countries is one of the preconditions for giving Africa a serious chance in the global economic market. On the other hand, he warns against a simple application of the slogan "African solutions for African Problems". Africa will continue to be closely intertwined with the West and the rest of the world. Still, a new generation of African leaders is emerging, already influencing the way these partnership relationships result in positive change. Yet, his recommendations for the future remain somewhat diffuse. The Africa Timelines, the notes, the index and additional references are useful additions to round of this book as a good resource. [Friederike Knabe]
superstar
This is a book that does an excellent job at explaining why countries in Africa face the challenges that they do. The cover is really reflective of the books overall argument, i.e that both the West and Africans (particularly the "big men" - often dictators) are responsible. The book nicely examines the historical exploitation of Africa and highlights some of the present-day exploitation that is still ongoing. This is an excellent book to use as an introduction to African studies/history/politics as it gives a very good background, while also challenging some misconceptions about the continent. I'm an African history professor and this is a book I assign to my students at the beginning of my African history class. It's easy reading, clear, concise and enjoyable too. Highly recommend it to anyone who wants to know anything about Africa.
Anazan
I ve just finished reading this book and I am really dissapointed. The author seems to appreciate only one side of the story and is soo negative in his assesmnet that it phisicaly hurts!!!

Caplan also contradicts himself every second page. West is guilty of giving credis. West is guilty of not giving enough credits. West is guilty of interveening. West is guilty of not interveening. Chinese presence is great. Chinese presence is terrible. NGO's are great for Africa. NGO's are terrible. And so on...

Also as an academic he should stick to facts instead of feeding readers with his: "no data but surely", "hard to say but certinly" and so on.

After reading this book you can seriously loose all hope for Africa. If you beleive that solution is not FDI, international help, and liberalism then what is???
The Betrayal of Africa (Groundwork Guides) download epub
Education & Reference
Author: Gerald Caplan
ISBN: 0888998244
Category: Teen & Young Adult
Subcategory: Education & Reference
Language: English
Publisher: Groundwood Books (March 5, 2008)
Pages: 144 pages