Experience Africa's vibrant and volatile struggle at the crossroads between tradition and modernity. Into the house of the ancestors.
Experience Africa's vibrant and volatile struggle at the crossroads between tradition and modernity. A master of eyewitness description and of the telling interview, has unearthed Africa's hidden heroes and heroines. Maier has written a sensitive and com Experience Africa's vibrant and volatile struggle at the crossroads between tradition and modernity.
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Unique among books on Africa today, Into the House of the Ancestors comes right out of the virtually unknown wellspring of energy and commitment, profoundly determining the future course of scores of nations and their continent. Praise for INTO THE HOUSE OF THE ANCESTOR. Both well-informed and comprehensive, bearing witness to an experience of Africa both deep and wide. Above all, a very balanced book, reflecting a real human understanding. Maier comes to us as one who has had a great deal of empathy for Africa. INTO THE HOUSE OF THE ANCESTORS"Rich. Financial Times"Maier has written a sensitive and complex narrative. excellent descriptions of the lives and experiences of both ordinary and extraordinary individuals in different parts of Africa.
Both of these books blame Africa's economic woes mainly on weak and corrupt African leaders and prescribe a return to the foundations of precolonial culture. Maier, a journalist who is upfront about his desire to correct Africa's unflattering media image, presents a set of colorful vignettes designed to show that there is plenty of virtue among ordinary Africans, particularly when they draw on the strength of traditional values. Ayittey is an emigre Ghanaian economist.
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The Journal of Modern African Studies.
The Journal of Modern African Studies. Into the House of the Ancestors: Inside the New Africa by KARL MAIER. New York, John Wiley & Sons, 1998.