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Good book. I read it in tandem with Chris Okoli’s Africans Cry for Help. That book sheds much needed light on the history and happenings of the African continent. With virtually all regions of the continent embroiled in some form of civil and economic strife — be it the events of the recent Arab Spring in the north, issues of apartheid in South Africa, civil war in Sudan, or the government corruption and despotism that plagues many African countries — Africans Cry for Help brings the reader the much needed history, perspective, and insights required to truly understand the issues that have become synonymous with Africa today.
Beyond providing an in-depth historical understanding of the European colonialism of the past and the economic colonialism of the present, Okoli exercises his airtight knowledge of the nuanced problems — as well as their origins and trappings — that define a modern Africa in crisis. The solid aforementioned foundations make his vision and proposals to remedy issues such as the lack of inter-African cooperation, tribalism, economic dependence, the African diaspora of the 1960s and 1970s, and the lack of support for African youths all the more compelling.
If you are in need of primer, or are looking to continue the conversation on African issues today, Chris Okoli’s Africans Cry for Help is a must read. He brings the understanding, insight and perspective that are essential to any book you will read to understand Africa and its future.