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Problems of Africa : opposing viewpoints / Janelle Rohr, book editor.

Contributor(s): Rohr, Janelle, 1963-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered): Publisher: St. Paul, Minn. : Greenhaven Press, c1986Description: 240 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0899083900 (lib. bdg.); 9780899083902 (lib. bdg.); 089908365X (pbk.); 9780899083650 (pbk.).Subject(s): Africa -- Economic conditions | Economic assistance -- Africa | Famines -- Africa | Apartheid -- South Africa | South Africa -- Foreign relations -- United States | United States -- Foreign relations -- South AfricaDDC classification: 330.96/0328 LOC classification: HC800 | .P76 1986Other classification: QG 700
Contents:
Colonialism made Africa poor and dependent / Mai Palmberg -- Colonialism is not responsible for Africa's problems / P.T. Bauer -- Traditional farming methods caused Africa's poverty / Karl Borgin and Kathleen Corbett -- Traditional farming methods could reduce Africa's poverty / Kathy McAfee -- Foreign aid can reduce Africa's poverty / Gary Hart -- Foreign aid cannot help Africa / Stephen Chapman -- Marxism has hindered Africa / Ndabaningi Sithole -- Marxism can help Africa / Brenda Powers -- Western capitalism has prevented Africa's development / Yuli M. Vorontsov -- Western capitalism has encouraged Africa's development / George P. Shultz -- Superpower arms sales have caused African instability / Arthur Gavshon -- Superpower arms sales promote African stability / Kenneth L. Adelman -- UN policies cause famine / Roger A. Brooks -- African government policies cause famine / Tony Jackson -- Socialist policies cause famine / David Osterfeld -- Colonial policies cause famine / Kevin Danaher -- Population growth causes famine / Lester R. Brown & Edward C. Wolf -- Africans themselves cause famine / Tony Jackson & Paula Park -- War causes famine / Nicholas Mottern -- Many factors cause famine / Simon E. Smith -- South Africa is reforming apartheid / Pieter W. Botha -- South Africa's reforms are a sham / Tafataona P. Mahoso -- Armed struggle is the way to eliminate apartheid / Oliver Tambo -- Negotiation is the way to eliminate apartheid / Mangossuthu Gatsha Buthelezi -- The anti-apartheid movement is controlled by communists / Donald McAlvany -- Communists do not control the anti-apartheid movement / Stephen Talbot -- US pressure can eliminate apartheid / Sanford J. Ungar & Peter Vale -- US pressure would be counterproductive / Karen Elliott House -- Western companies should not invest in South Africa / Cosmas Desmond -- Western companies should invest in South Africa / Swiss Foreign Commerce Bank -- US policy should be based on its strategic interests in South Africa / Steve Salerno -- The US does not have strategic interests in South Africa / Robert B. Shepard.
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Bibliography: p. 235-236.

Includes index.

Colonialism made Africa poor and dependent / Mai Palmberg -- Colonialism is not responsible for Africa's problems / P.T. Bauer -- Traditional farming methods caused Africa's poverty / Karl Borgin and Kathleen Corbett -- Traditional farming methods could reduce Africa's poverty / Kathy McAfee -- Foreign aid can reduce Africa's poverty / Gary Hart -- Foreign aid cannot help Africa / Stephen Chapman -- Marxism has hindered Africa / Ndabaningi Sithole -- Marxism can help Africa / Brenda Powers -- Western capitalism has prevented Africa's development / Yuli M. Vorontsov -- Western capitalism has encouraged Africa's development / George P. Shultz -- Superpower arms sales have caused African instability / Arthur Gavshon -- Superpower arms sales promote African stability / Kenneth L. Adelman -- UN policies cause famine / Roger A. Brooks -- African government policies cause famine / Tony Jackson -- Socialist policies cause famine / David Osterfeld -- Colonial policies cause famine / Kevin Danaher -- Population growth causes famine / Lester R. Brown & Edward C. Wolf -- Africans themselves cause famine / Tony Jackson & Paula Park -- War causes famine / Nicholas Mottern -- Many factors cause famine / Simon E. Smith -- South Africa is reforming apartheid / Pieter W. Botha -- South Africa's reforms are a sham / Tafataona P. Mahoso -- Armed struggle is the way to eliminate apartheid / Oliver Tambo -- Negotiation is the way to eliminate apartheid / Mangossuthu Gatsha Buthelezi -- The anti-apartheid movement is controlled by communists / Donald McAlvany -- Communists do not control the anti-apartheid movement / Stephen Talbot -- US pressure can eliminate apartheid / Sanford J. Ungar & Peter Vale -- US pressure would be counterproductive / Karen Elliott House -- Western companies should not invest in South Africa / Cosmas Desmond -- Western companies should invest in South Africa / Swiss Foreign Commerce Bank -- US policy should be based on its strategic interests in South Africa / Steve Salerno -- The US does not have strategic interests in South Africa / Robert B. Shepard.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 9-12 A book that claims (but fails) to ``consider every variety of opinion in an attempt to determine the truth.'' Most opinions are from the extreme left or extreme right, with the latter in the majority. Furthermore, very few African opinions are expressed in the readings, and the only African country from which publications have been excerpted is South Africa. Not only does this misrepresent African opinion, but also makes it appear that Africans have no ideas about solving their own problems. One bias is best exemplified in the chapter ``Why Is Famine Prevalent in Africa?'' Famine is not prevalent in Africa, either in terms of the facts presented in this volume, or of any other facts available. In the introduction to this section, the editors equate ``food shortage'' with ``famine''which is inaccurate. Not one African opinion is expressed in this chapter. The six-page chronology of events is not related to the specific historical background of the readings. There is no glossary either of persons, places, historical events, or of basic vocabulary mentioned in the readings, nor are there historical or current political maps of Africa. The book perpetuates two stereotypes found in the majority of American social studies books published since 1960: that nothing positive ever happens in Africa and that Africans are overwhelmed by problems that they are incapable of solving themselves. Nancy J. Schmidt, Indiana University Library, Bloomington (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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