Things Come Together: Africans Achieving Greatness in the Twenty-First Century (Hardback)Robert Rotberg (author)
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Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 630 g
Dimensions: 243 x 163 x 36 mm
By the end of this century, Africa's population will triple. How will the continent cope? Rotberg, a leading expert on Africa, provides grounds for an optimistic conclusion in this beautifully written summation of a life's work. * Joseph S. Nye, Jr, Harvard University and author of Do Morals Matter? Presidents and Foreign Policy from FDR to Trump *
Things Come Together is an encyclopaedic survey of the current state of the 49 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. The book demonstrates a depth of research by a leading Africanist that is breathtaking in its sweep. It covers a wide range of topics from politics and economics to corruption and the rule of law; from education and health to agriculture and modern technology. This work is accessible and readable. It is essential reading for anyone interested in Africa. * Richard Goldstone, Retired Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa *
In Things Come Together, Robert Rotberg uses the information and experiences garnered over a lifetime to explore the state of Africa and explain how, despite a clear recitation of all the challenges, the future is bright for significant parts of the continent. Rotberg covers every conceivable aspect of Africa - from economics and politics to education to wildlife - while managing at once to be all-encompassing and nuanced. Those new to Africa will find it a wonderful introduction and students of the continent will find that they have learned much. * Jeffrey Herbst, author of Democracy Works: Re-Wiring Politics to Africa's Advantage *
Written by a preeminent, indeed canonical, scholar of Africa, Things Come Together provides a compelling corrective to grim narratives about the continent's intractable upheavals, failures, and helplessness. While reaffirming that diverse socio-economic conundrums and multilayered political challenges continue to plague Africa, the book extols the region's remarkable resilience and real accomplishments. It carefully chronicles African progress in political governance, socio-economic modernization, and international integration, while offering persuasive reflections on the positive impact that transformative leadership has had (or can have) on the continent's developmental performance. Everyone who is interested in obtaining a big, balanced, up-to-date, picture of the African experience should read this magisterial, engrossing, factual, and lucidly crafted book. * Rotimi Suberu, Professor, Bennington College *
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