The Trampled Grass: Tributary States and Self-Reliance in the Indian Ocean Zone of Peace

Synopsis

In his new book Shepherd looks beyond standard cold-war interpretations and conventional North-South development analysis for an explanation not only of the plight of African nations, but of the means to remedy it. His thesis of subordination to continuing superpower dominance offers striking new insights into the debt, famine, war, racism, and human rights violations that plague Third World countries.