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By Morten Jerven

For the 1st time in generations, Africa is spoken of those days with enthusiastic wish: now not visible as a hopeless morass of poverty, the continent as an alternative is defined as “Africa Rising,” a land of huge financial power that's simply commencing to be tapped.

With Africa: Why Economists Get It Wrong, Morten Jerven bargains a bracing corrective. Neither tale, he exhibits, is actual. truthfully, so much African economies were transforming into quickly because the 1990s—and, until eventually a cave in within the ’70s and ’80s, that they had been growing to be reliably for many years. Puncturing susceptible research that is based an excessive amount of on these misplaced a long time, Jerven redraws our photo of Africa’s previous, current, and potential.

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