UNU-WIDER : Book, Open Access : Growth and Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa


[UNU-WIDER : Book, Open Access : Growth and Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa] is good,have a look at it!
While the economic growth renaissance in sub-Saharan Africa is widely recognized, much less is known about progress in living conditions. This book comprehensively evaluates trends in living conditions in 16 major sub-Saharan African countries, corresponding to nearly 75% of the total population. A striking diversity of experience emerges. While monetary indicators improved in many countries, others are yet to succeed in channeling the benefits of economic growth into the pockets of the poor. Some countries experienced little economic growth, and saw little material progress for the poor. At the same time, the large majority of countries have made impressive progress in key non-monetary indicators of wellbeing.
https://www.wider.unu.edu/publication/growth-and-poverty-sub-saharan-africa

The influence of revolutionary Frantz Fanon endures with Africa’s intellectuals — Quartz


In this last public appearance, he read to the assembled troops, many of them illiterate, from his draft of what would become the most famous chapter in “ Wretched of the Earth ”, about the pitfalls of national consciousness.
http://qz.com/694858/the-influence-of-revolutionary-frantz-fanon-endures-with-africas-intellectuals/

He described how the national bourgeoisie, after independence, is only too happy to accept what crumbs the departing colonial powers throw to it. Without social reform, without political and economic transformation, he warned, national liberation would be an empty shell.