By Ambe J Njoh

the truth that Africa keeps to lag at the back of all areas of the realm on each indicator of improvement is hardly ever contentious. besides the fact that, there's fierce debate on why this could be the case, regardless of nationwide and foreign efforts to opposite this example. whereas this ebook doesn't try to resolution this question in line with se, it addresses a mostly missed, yet vital factor, which would supply a few insights into the problem. This factor is the hyperlink among culture/tradition and socio-economic improvement in Africa. by means of weaving a standard thread via those strategies, this ebook breaks new floor within the discourse on improvement. It highlights the diversities among Euro-centric tradition, that's rooted in capitalist ideology and Protestant ethic, and conventional African tradition, the place recommendations similar to capital accumulation, entrepreneurial attitudes and fabric wealth are usually not of most sensible precedence. In doing so, it dispels renowned myths, stereotypes and distortions, in addition to discounting deceptive money owed approximately significant points of African tradition and standard practices.

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