Grasping Africa: a tale of tragedy and achievement

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Africa is huge, internationally vital, potentially rich and powerful yet mired in failure - political, economic, social and even cultural. Yet the story of contemporary Africa is not just one of global tragedy but also of enormous hope for the future. This stimulating and unconventional book on today's Africa and its relationship with the West explores the many complex reasons behind Africa's failure to fulfil its potential -- for example, colonialism, exploitation, and the interference of great powers in the international relations of the continent -- and offers some very reasonable and well-founded suggestions for ways forward. Critical and objective yet involved and sympathetic, Grasping Africa demonstrates Stephen Chan's deep understanding of the history and politics of Africa based on his long and often dangerously-obtained experience of the continent.
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