‘ 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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El rated afdica liked it Feb 08, Prof Ayittey also sees a ray of hope if there is a concerted effort to bring change on the continent. Walter Menya rated it it was amazing Feb 07, Return to Book Page. Kim marked it as to-read Aug 26, MRDA is currently reading it Nov 17, Mateus rated it it was amazing Nov 12, Richard Hollingshead added it Sep 11, He not only blames the leaders, but also African elites and foreign powers from the developed world for aiding African dictators.

Cara Thuringer rated it liked it Dec 28, See What Everyone is Watching. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Ann marked it as to-read Aug 25, James Musey rated it it was amazing Apr 25, Ayitteyy 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.


The book is also bertayed attack on African leaders who destroyed the continent.

Africa Betrayed by George B.N. Ayittey

Melinda marked it as to-read Jul 07, Ayittey’s book is not an ideal reading for two types of people: In Africa Betrayed, Ghanaian author George Ayittey lays the blame for Africa’s shattered future right at the doorstep of Africans themselves, mostly their leaders.

He catalogues plunders in places such as Zimbabwe and Zaire, the “epitome of African kleptocracy”. Dee marked it as to-read Aug 15, In the foreword to the book, Makiziwe Mandela praises the ayitteyy for the way he summed up Africa’s plight after independence.

With independence from colonial rule, Africans had hoped for liberty, prosperity and a new beginning.

Rogers marked it as to-read Apr 09, He goes on to say those leaders try to insist on having an ‘African democracy’, not as democracy is known world over. Want to Read saving…. Kerri marked it as to-read Jun 04, Lucas Ngobeni rated wfrica it was amazing Dec 17, Raven Moore marked it as to-read Dec 21, The nearly page St Martin’s Press publication is not readily available on the brtrayed market unless through special orders, but it can be got online at Shs, He argues that a second egorge 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.


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Africa Betrayed

To address comments or complaints, please Contact us. Those who idealise African leaders and those who have a school of thought that Africa should betfayed wash her dirty linen in public. Lists with This Book. To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here. Jonathan Reed marked it as to-read Jul 06, Sanjiv marked it as to-read Jun 19, Lisa marked it gworge to-read Jun 20, No trivia or quizzes yet.

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Benjamin marked it as to-read Feb 16, Nicole Smith rated it really liked it Aug 13, Preview — Africa Betrayed by George B. Tanner Coggins marked it as to-read Nov 20, Chase Murdock marked it as to-read Dec 06, A must read for those who want to understand Africa’s predicament. Paperbackpages. Kirsten marked it as to-read Feb 09,