‘ 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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He argues that a second liberation 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. Shon rated it liked it Sep 13, Lilia marked it as to-read May 22, Neal rated it it was amazing Dec 07, Preview — Africa Betrayed by George B.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Lisa marked it as to-read Jun 20, Richard Hollingshead added it Sep 11, No trivia or quizzes yet. Alden marked it as to-read Jan 24, Ayittey; as betrsyed book proves, he writes cogently and powerfully.


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With independence from colonial rule, Africans had hoped for liberty, prosperity and a new beginning. See What Everyone is Watching.

African leaders have betrayed both the just aspirations of their countrymen and Africa’s indigenous political systems, which in no way endorse tyranny. Want to Read saving….

In Africa Betrayed, Prof Ayittey argues that many post-independence African leaders have distorted history by claiming that the African heritage supports one party or military rule but not democracy. From nationalists who won their countries’ independence, the author says the continent moved to gun-toting military men who are worse than the afica Africans fought against.

Africa Betrayed by George B.N. Ayittey

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Prof Ayittey also sees a ray of hope if there is a concerted ayitety to bring change on the continent.

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In the foreword to the book, Makiziwe Mandela praises the author for the way he summed up Africa’s georgge after independence. Ayittey’s book is not an ideal reading for two types of people: Ann marked it as to-read Aug 25, Megan marked it as to-read Apr 17, Chase Murdock marked it as to-read Dec 06, Osize added it Mar 06, Lucas Ngobeni rated it it was amazing Dec 17, Refresh and try again.

Corvinus Maximilus marked it as to-read Jun 07, Read the original article on Monitor. Trivia About Africa Betrayed. The 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.