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BOOK REVIEW - China’s Second C...

BOOK REVIEW - China’s Second Continent: `how a million migrants are building a new empire in Africa

On a trip to Lusaka, Zambia, last year, I kept chasing an energetic and jittery Chinese man, the only staff member of a Chinese mining company...
Book Review : Why I’m no longe...

Book Review : Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race, by Reni Eddo-Lodge

The provocative title is hard to ignore, and so is the book’s cover. Seen from afar, it appears to be called Why I’m No Longer Talking About Race,...
Book Review: The Economics Ant...

Book Review: The Economics Anti-Textbook: A Critical Thinker’s Guide to Microeconomics

It was the perfect “natural experiment:” in April 1992, New Jersey’s minimum-wage was scheduled to rise from $4.25 an hour to $5.05, while...
Edge of Chaos: Why Democracy I...

Edge of Chaos: Why Democracy Is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth -- and How to Fix It

I have a soft spot for intellectual bomb-throwers and policy provocateurs. Perhaps it is because of my many decades working in financial markets:...
Book Review  Aid and Authorita...

Book Review Aid and Authoritarianism in Africa: Development without Democracy Edited by Tobias Hagmann and Filip Reyntjens

This is a wide-ranging volume which examines the intersection between the aid industry and African politics from a variety of perspectives. It should...
Book Review: Neither Devil Nor...

Book Review: Neither Devil Nor Child: How Western Attitudes Are Harming Africa,

How the West keeps Africa Poor and Unstable By Tom Young, OneWorld Publishing 2018 This new book is polemical. It is also an out of the box...
Everything Under the Heavens: ...

Everything Under the Heavens: How the Past Helps Shape China’s Push for Global Power

The rise of China has become the most important strategic challenge to the United States in the early 21st century. Buoyed by the world’s second...
Book Review: Comey is unsparin...

Book Review: Comey is unsparing in his disgust at Trump

A Higher Loyalty By James Comey The cacophony and chaos surrounding the White House have only grown in the 11 months since Donald Trump ordered...

Book Review: The Gambia under AFPRC-APRC Rule, 1994-2008, Abdoulaye Saine, Lexington Books, 2010

Dissecting the Jammeh tyranny Professor Saine has been in the forefront of the fight to end the 22 years of tyranny under Yahya Jammeh, as head of...
Book Review - A Short History ...

Book Review - A Short History of Nearly Everything

Bill Bryson What has propelled this popular science book onto all the bestseller lists? The answer is simple. It is superbly written. Author Bill...
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