Africa Tomorrow

Edem Kodjo, Author Continuum $29.5 (301p) ISBN 978-0-8264-0380-3
A distinguished Togolese diplomat reflects on the dependency, divisions and other problems of Africa, attempts to assess its standing in world politics and determines the basis for its revival and the ""ideology for renaissance.'' Concomitantly, he examines the burden of African history, the paradox of independence, the survival of colonialism through the use of European languages and education systems, and the continuation of despotism. Behind all this lurks a reality of the actual monopoly of the West over Africa. Kodjo declares that the ``precarious states'' of Africa will for a long time be the embodiment of poverty and desolation, unless they federate in large regional entities and promote pan-African programs of science, technology, enconomics and education. Despite its French-style rhetoric, this is a powerful plea for unity. (July 24)
Reviewed on: 06/26/1987
Release date: 07/01/1987
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