Playing Politics in Africa
David C. Walters. David C. Walters is on the Monitor ., The Christian Science Monitor
TWO new books on African politics dislodge conventional views of the continent's political landscape.
"Africa Betrayed," by Ghanaian economist George B. N. Ayittey, looks at the ravages of more than two decades of black self-government in Africa. As a black African, Ayittey brings a personal, passionate commitment to his analysis. But he does not simply offer complaints about the status quo. He develops a comprehensive prescription for addressing the continent's lack of representative responsible government.
`High Noon in Southern Africa," by Chester A. Crocker, is an outsider's analysis written in the calm, assured tone of an American career diplomat. Both books …
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Publication information: Article title: Playing Politics in Africa. Contributors: David C. Walters. David C. Walters is on the Monitor . - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: March 15, 1993. Page number: 11. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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