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  • The Shackled Continent
  • Robert Guest
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  • 16 May 2018
  • 9780330419727

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SUMMARY The Shackled Continent ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB 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 Prime Suspect The True Story of John Cannan the Only Man Police Want to Investigate for the Murder of Suzy Lamplugh 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 An Ocean of Blessings 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 يأجوج ومأجوج من الوجود حتى الفناء 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 L'Amante du Rif use condoms In one survey of Zambia less than a The A List DietFitness Plan uarter of the women believed they had the right to refuse sex to their husbands even if they knew he was Stepping Stones 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 The Muse 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 Kapelmeistara Kociņa kalendārs. KKK (1944. g. 2. puse) unapologetically spews what I can only define as All Lives Matter rhetoric Though actual euality for all races was I only like the fingers of the guy I hate Vol.2 (TL Manga) 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 التطور والتجديد فى الشعر المصري الحديث 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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SUMMARY The Shackled Continent ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB 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. An excellent insight into the woes of Africa The author does try to oversell capitalism as the only solution to Africa s problems Although he sells it pretty well he overdoes that part But all in all a good read

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SUMMARY The Shackled Continent ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB 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. 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 shackled Guest s approach is unnuanced and lacks cultural sensitivity Take this bit from the section on Why Africans need property rights When I asked the nomad how much his house cost he had no idea what I was talking about He looked at me uizzically and explained as if to a fool that he had built it himself with materials he had at handHe could not put a price on the place because it would have never occurred to him to sell it Guest does note that it was a stupid uestion and that he probably asked it because he had house prices on his mind he was trying to buy property in London that month Vignettes such as this one make you wonder how different and how much authentic this book might have been had it been written by an African author with an understanding of the region and its peoples When you fail to understand a region you don t care about cultural nuances Why would you when the people of the region the backward primitive natives are solely to blame for the lack of the post colonial development of the continent Never is the role of IMF or World Bank criticised indeed they are seen as saviours The solution put forward by Guest therefore lies in Africa embracing the aforementioned neo colonial powers Ever heard of the White Saviour Complex Guest Clearly not because a champion of the aforementioned Complex Bob Geldof has endorsed this book An excellent book Timely provocative and written throughout with a passion for Africa and Africans I wish Moniue Ilboudo a poet and human rights activist from Burkina Faso was better known Here is her poem I suffer from The World Record International Voices from Southbank Centre s Poetry ParnassusI suffer From a lack of meansFrom SAPThat come and goFrom the devaluation That humiliates meFrom the IMFThat crushes meFrom a value systemThat excludes meFrom the single mindednessThat smothers meI sufferFrom the aidGenerous or disguisedFrom the pityFeigned or sincereFrom the arroganceMalicious or mockingI suffer From the lookThat discriminates against meFrom chartered flightsThat turn me awayI suffer from being a dumping groundFrom eating leftoversFrom wearing ragsFrom thinking the thoughts Of OthersI suffer And I am not proudOf my powerlessness يأجوج ومأجوج من الوجود حتى الفناء us to the. I picked L'Amante du Rif up Robert Guest s Shackled Continent a book that seeks to The A List DietFitness Plan 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 shackled Guest s approach is Stepping Stones unnuanced and lacks cultural sensitivity Take this bit from the section on Why Africans need property rights When I asked the nomad how much his house cost he had no idea what I was talking about He looked at me The Muse uizzically and explained as if to a fool that he had built it himself with materials he had at handHe could not put a price on the place because it would have never occurred to him to sell it Guest does note that it was a stupid Kapelmeistara Kociņa kalendārs. KKK (1944. g. 2. puse) uestion and that he probably asked it because he had house prices on his mind he was trying to buy property in London that month Vignettes such as this one make you wonder how different and how much authentic this book might have been had it been written by an African author with an I only like the fingers of the guy I hate Vol.2 (TL Manga) understanding of the region and its peoples When you fail to


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