Aid to Africa: Redeemer or Coloniser?

Aid to Africa: Redeemer or Coloniser?

Edited by Hakima Abbas, Yves Niyiragira


Debate on aid to Africa

While Africa is the biggest recipient of aid globally, the terms, conditions and principles upon which aid is delivered are rarely defined by the people of Africa – although it is for them that this aid, at least rhetorically, is meant to create positive change. With the current global economic crisis and high-level meetings on aid effectiveness, the debate on aid to Africa is resurgent.

African perspectives

Coming from the diverse perspectives of African social commentators, academics and activists including Demba Moussa Dembélé, Patrick Bond, Samir Amin and Charles Mutasa, this comprehensive volume explores the premise, history and foundation upon which the concept of aid is based. It considers aid's relationship to the broader development discourse in Africa, the politics and power dynamics of aid mechanisms and how the emergence of powers such as China and India are redefining the global aid architecture.

Understanding aid's inequity

Aid to Africa considers how to create a more just aid system that contributes to Africa's development while also elaborating alternative approaches that understand the inherent inequity of aid. Critically, this book provides a framework not merely to render aid more effective, something which the current mainstream discourse is grappling to define, but to create an alternative African development paradigm from Pan-Africanist, feminist and other perspectives.

"Relevant, academically well produced and a useful addition to the debate."
- Wolfgang Thomas, University of Stellenbosch Business School

'Pambazuka Press, in contrast to others, is determined to publish writings of long-term relevance: Aid to Africa: Redeemer or Coloniser? collects the reflections of fourteen intellectuals who, in the light of new perspectives, go so far as to question the relevance of all development aid.'
- Ilka Vari-Lavoisier, Le Monde diplomatique

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Title Aid to Africa: Redeemer or Coloniser?
Edition First Edition
Publisher Pambazuka Press
Imprint Fahamu Books
Co-publisher African Forum and Network on Debt and Development (AFRODAD)
BISAC Subject Heading HIS001000 HISTORY / Africa
SOC042000 SOCIAL SCIENCE / Developing Countries
BUS068000 BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Economic Development
BIC Subject Heading KCM Development economics
GTF Development studies
Audience 01 General / trade
Audience Activists, campaigners, NGO-workers, academics, journalists, commentators
Credit Fahamu Ltd
Title First Published 15 July 2009
Subject Scheme Identifier Code      93 Thema subject category: KCM      93 Thema subject category: GTP
Format Paperback
Nb of pages XII - 192 p.
ISBN-10 1-906387-38-9
ISBN-13 978-1-906387-38-9
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9781906387389
Related Formats Electronic version available as GTIN-13 - (EAN 13) 9781906387488
Publication Date 01 October 2009
Main content page count 192
Front matter page count (Roman) 12
Dimensions 129 x 198 cm
Weight 271 gr
List Price £12.95
Format PDF
Nb of pages XII - 192 p.
Product Detail PDF
ISBN-10 1-906387-48-6
ISBN-13 978-1-906387-48-8
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9781906387488
Related Formats Epublication based on (print product) GTIN-13 - (EAN 13) 9781906387389
Publication Date 01 October 2009
Main content page count 192
Front matter page count (Roman) 12
Format Multi-item Pack
Nb of pages
Reference no. BUNPDF9781906387389
Weight 271 gr
List Price £23.90

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