- Concrete Examples
In this powerfully written account of a changing Africa, journalist Alex Perry argues that misguided Western do-gooders have created much of the suffering on the continent in recent decades. By giving free food, Westerners undermine African farmers, Perry states, and by creating a culture of handouts, humanitarians sabotage self-sufficiency. Perry claims the tide is beginning to turn, however, pointing to examples such as Rwanda’s recovery and Senegal’s freedom movement. Readers intrigued by the future of Africa will find that this work features brave reporting, stellar writing and compelling conclusions.
About the Author
Alex Perry was born in the United States and educated at Oxford University. He has worked as a foreign correspondent for two decades in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. He has written more than 30 cover stories for Time and Newsweek and reported on three dozen wars.
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