"A mine of wealth of current and historical data on Africa. Neatly marshalled and intelligently analyzed it gives a rare panorama of the African World." -The Herald
"The book chronicles the glorious and inglorious, the African past and offers a critical and unbiased picture of contemporary African reality. Also tells the story of why independence has not led to genuine economic liberation and comments on what might be Africa's redeeming features as it moves toward the year 2000 and beyond." -The Daily News
"Dr. Kinfe Abraham's new work on Africa is one of a few books which provides a holistic perspective on the African development and underdevelopment. The book also brings into sharp focus the interplay endogenous and exogenous political, socioeconomic and historical forces which have heretofore consigned Africa to a pincer-grip of decline." -Ahmed Rajab, Editor of Africa Analysis, London
"A candid and intelligent portrayal of the African society, governance, justice system and international relations including trade, air and external debt." -Ahmed S. Yahya, Senior Editor of Africa Events, London
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
KINFE ABRAHAM is an economist, educational and cultural historian with considerable experience of the UN system and SIDA but also with first hand knowledge of the African world. He is also the author of internationally published works including Politics of Black Nationalism (AWP, 1991), Ethiopia: From Bullets Ballot Box (RSP, 1995), and several others.
Economics, Development Studies/AFRICA