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    EBOOK / PDF [The Shackled Continent] I picked up Robert Guest's Shackled Continent a book that seeks to understand Africa's poverty and development issues with much trepidation A continent rich with its history people languages and complex with its colonial past the Atlantic slave trade and post colonial challenges reduced to a single descriptive word shack

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    EBOOK / PDF [The Shackled Continent] Free download The Shackled Continent sighI wish I could like this book I really do The problem for me wasn't the tone or basic presumptions which any number of self interested commentators described as neo colonialist or patronising It's just that the arguments were pretty slight often repetitive and nowhere up to the analytical standard that one would expect of an 'Economist'

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    Robert Guest Ñ 2 Free read Review ë PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ñ Robert Guest EBOOK / PDF [The Shackled Continent] Robert Guest is the African correspondent for the Economist and though he would normally be restricted by the Economist’s analytical viewpoint which he describes as objective the Shackled Continent is slanted towards his own views which are capitalist neoliberal reasoned and occasionally offensive The Shackled Continent looks at the economy aid programs and politics of sub Saharan Africa between about the 19

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    EBOOK / PDF [The Shackled Continent] Review ë PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ñ Robert Guest Of course you work for the Economist No other journal produces such standard dribble about Africa uite like the Economist

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    Free download The Shackled Continent Robert Guest Ñ 2 Free read EBOOK / PDF [The Shackled Continent] When I first held the book in my hand I was happy that I was going to indeed learn something new about The Shackled Continent not until I saw the name of the author Robert Guest Sounds probably British or European though I understand that some Africans bear two English name Of course he is a Guest in Africa I thought Generally I d

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    Review ë PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ñ Robert Guest EBOOK / PDF [The Shackled Continent] Robert Guest Ñ 2 Free read Praise for “The Shackled Continent Africa’s Past Present and Future” appears on the cover as Bob Geldof states “An excellent book Timely provocative and written throughout with a passion for Africa and Afri

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    EBOOK / PDF [The Shackled Continent] Robert Guest Ñ 2 Free read Review ë PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ñ Robert Guest An excellent insight into the woes of Africa The author does try to oversell capitalism as the only solution to A

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    Review ë PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ñ Robert Guest Robert Guest Ñ 2 Free read Free download The Shackled Continent This afternoon I finished reading The Shackled Continent Power Corruption and African Lives It's a book written by Robert Guest the foreign editor for the EconomistThis is a provocative book about African countries and their leaders Oozing out from the pages is a deep compassion about the elements that have kept Africans in povertyHe touched on salient factors like dependency on mineral resources and the lack of sustained efforts

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    Free download The Shackled Continent EBOOK / PDF [The Shackled Continent] Robert Guest Ñ 2 Free read It has been a tough book to read Not because it reuires a high level of reading but because it places a mirror for Africans to look at as they think about their continent Africa is in dire straits and a most of it is self inflicted Robert Guest does a great job of showing the present in light of historical precedence He tells stories that you would not want to believe are true and all of them are referenced so he cann

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    Free download The Shackled Continent Review ë PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ñ Robert Guest Robert Guest Ñ 2 Free read I'd give this a 45 We are missionaries to the Tsonga and Venda people of S Africa We live an hour from the MessinaBeit Bridge border post Guest refers to in his chapter in AIDS We have traveled in Zimbabwe and Mozambiue and speak one tribal language fluently and two others partially We lived in a rural village for 9 years I say this to prove that we know in some senses even deeply than Guest what Africa is li

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Robert Guest Ñ 2 Free read Review ✓ The Shackled Continent Ë PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Africa is the only continent to have grown poorer over the last three decades Why The Shackled Continent Robert Guest's fascinating first book seeks to diagnose the sickness that continues to hobble Africa's development Using reportage first hand experience and economic insight Robert Guest takes us to the. sighI wish I could like this book I really do The problem for me wasn t the tone or basic presumptions which any number of self interested commentators described as neo colonialist or patronising It s just that the arguments were pretty slight often repetitive and nowhere up to the analytical standard that one would expect of an Economist journalist perhaps this is an editing issue because it seems that the book was marketed as mainstream rather than specialist the cover reads the international bestseller what a book about Africa s problems I don t think soOne can t really argue with the general thrust of Guest s arguments trade production economic liberalisation less much less corruption and nepotism But the glib pithy manner in which the medicine is prescribed assumes too many things and argues too few and introduces a homogeneity to the problems of the continent that simply isn t correct or true I m not sorry I read it I m sorry though that it isn t the far superior book that it occasionally promises to be

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Robert Guest Ñ 2 Free read Review ✓ The Shackled Continent Ë PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Rs of aid given to Africa has had little perceptible effect on the poor The Shackled Continent offers sometimes controversially explanations for this state of affairs In this magnificent and engaging book Robert Guest provides an invigorating history and an inspired commentary on the enigma of modern Africa. It has been a tough book to read Not because it reuires a high level of reading but because it places a mirror for Africans to look at as they think about their continent Africa is in dire straits and a most of it is self inflicted Robert Guest does a great job of showing the present in light of historical precedence He tells stories that you would not want to believe are true and all of them are referenced so he cannot be accused of cooking the stories The book shows that African governments are way too involved in the affairs of the citizens The author goes as far as to say Africans are not really free whether it is those in nations ruled by dictators or those that have been legislated into bondage by corrupt or worse still well meaning leaders For Africa to rise it s people need freedom If only leaders would read this bookThe book also speaks of Africa having numerous despotic and corrupt leaders Leaders who have to pander to their base and their base is not the citizens of the country The corruption shown in the book can t help but leave you doing your best impression of blushing Police officers who are a law unto themselves and the citizens have little to no recourse in the face of such serious injustice And the few times the leaders get involved they merely make it worseAfter reading this book I am even confident that the only hope for Africa is for the gospel to take root in the land The governments should learn that their power has limitations and not overstep their bounds The people need to take responsibility and everyone must know that they are accountable to a higher power for their actions Unfortunately this is not the case and it could be generations before it ever happensA hard book to read but well worth the time

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Robert Guest Ñ 2 Free read Review ✓ The Shackled Continent Ë PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Roots of the problems Two fifths of African nations are at war AIDS has lowered life expectancy to as young as forty years old and investment is almost impossible as houses that could be used as collateral do not formally belong to their owners Most shocking of all is the evidence that the billions of dolla. Praise for The Shackled Continent Africa s Past Present and Future appears on the cover as Bob Geldof states An excellent book Timely provocative and written throughout with a passion for Africa and Africans I m wondering if we ve read the same book As far as I am concerned Guest s only passions for Africa involve his heavy criticism of the continent and it s leadersRobert Guest offers a wide scope of knowledge on the continent of Africa It is clear he has conducted a vast amount of research and has spent an ample amount of time there as well However story after story is told in a way that though it could be completely smothered in plausible deniability is really pretty racist see the term thugocrat on p 148For example according to Guest the spread of AIDS is due to stupidity and promiscuity my words but obviously his attitude He scoffs that the book his wife wrote about AIDS in Africa was condemned as trying to advance a racist ideology that portrays African people as promiscuous and reckless p 99 Well I gotta say if she writes anything like he does that is exactly the vibe her book gave off Guest incredulously cites certain cultural norms such as this one In much of southern Africa HIV infected men believe they can cleanse themselves of the virus by passing it on to a virgin p 99 He might as well have entered breaking points for the reader to scoff alongside him when he recounts several stories about his dealings with prostitutes literally throwing themselves at him and him having to literally push them off of him as well as his multitude of stories of men proudly claiming that they use prostitutesI d also be leaving out a crucial point if I failed to mention that again according to Guest women are also largely to blame for the spread of AIDS He at one point uotes a Zimbabwean author who claimed Since our women are dressed to kill we are all going to die He praises a government program called Straight Talk which offers suggestions for how to curb the AIDS crisis These help girls learn how to insist on condoms how to persuade their boyfriends that they are not ready for sex Convincing teenage boys that remaining a virgin is cool has proven difficult In other words he praises this campaign that puts the pressure pretty flatly on women Guest seems to have forgotten his own words from previous chapters that a large factor in the spread of the disease is rapeMoreover he criticizes the society that presents itself as such Many African women find it hard to ask their partners to use condoms In one survey of Zambia less than a uarter of the women believed they had the right to refuse sex to their husbands even if they knew he was unfaithful I m over here thinking does this guy really think this same thing doesn t happen in Western culturesTo be honest he pretty much lost me right at the beginning He comes out of the gate making excuses for colonialism he makes sure never to mention imperialism only colonialism saying things like The colonists left deep scars But they also left behind some helpful things such as roads clinics and laws p 9 Right roads that the rich use clinics that are defunct and laws that protect those in power Nailed itHe is making his case that Africa will one day prosper He argues that it has happened before in other countries so it can happen again I agree in that I also hope that Africa will be relieved of its tremendous struggles one day it s why I read this book actually But here is how he suggests that growth and technological advancements can take place Want to know how to build a car a microchip or a factory for antibiotics Walk into a library or browse through old patent applications p 23 Awesome well that s solved then Africans can just take a casual stroll into their local libraries DuhThere is also a truly problematic segment of the book starting in the subchapter From apartheid to affirmative action To put it simply he unapologetically spews what I can only define as All Lives Matter rhetoric Though actual euality for all races was ushered in only in 1994 Guest feels in this book published a mere 10 years later that everything is totally eual and in fact now black people have gained power they may not necessarily have earned Guest cites this victory of euality in this phrase For the most part South Africans of all races tolerate each other p 132 Yikes White people tolerating blacks is seen as euality for this guyYet another recurring theme in the book is that travesties occur when people foolishly hold out on socialist ideologies When democratic and capitalistic endeavors fail it is all at the fault of the foolish and corrupt leaders When socialist ideals have failed its because well socialism is on par with a rung of Dante s fiery furnacesThis book is also peppered with facts that while they may be accurate at first blush are seemingly ridiculous if you factor in any amount of extra thought One of the myriad examples of this reads as such affirmative action retards economic growth and so makes it harder for the jobless to find work This is hugely important in 2001 South African unemployment stood at 31 percent or 43 percent depending on whether you count those who have given up looking for non existent jobs p 140 That s great and I m sure its also true But what was the count in previous years To present just one year s figures actually proves nothing So yeah 15 at best

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  • The Shackled Continent
  • Robert Guest
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  • 23 February 2019
  • 9780330419727