Beyond the Malachite Hills : A Life of Colonial Service and Business in the New Africa Paperback / softback
What hope is there for Africa? Since the heady and hopeful days of decolonisation the story seems to be one of unrelenting disaster - revolution; brutal military dictatorship; ethnic conflict - even genocide; civil war; state-threatening corruption; economic failure; and, in places, the complete breakdown of state and society. And all has been compounded by natural disasters - drought, famine and the scourge of AIDS.
But there is another, less reported, story of Africa: throwing off the colonial past, embracing modernity, learning fast, gaining in pride and self-confidence and embracing the crucial management function; all this in the context of fruitful collaboration with Europe and American business and,increasingly, with the rising Asian economic superpowers.
Jonathan Lawley's Beyond the Malachite Hills paints a vivid and convincing picture of solid political, social and economic progress.
Beyond the Malachite Hills is a remarkable testament to his long-lasting and profound involvement with this often misunderstood continent.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 320 pages, 22 bw integrated, 2 maps
- Publisher: I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd.
- Publication Date: 22/01/2013
- Category: African history
- ISBN: 9781780764160
- Hardback from £28.85