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Mark Weston is a policy adviser and writer on international development. He has lived in South Africa, Ghana and India, and has worked with some of the world’s leading academics and development agencies. He is the author of The Ringtone and the Drum: Travels in the World's Poorest Countries, described by Doug Saunders of the Globe and Mail, Canada, as "a truly engaging and informative book that provides a rare tour of one of the world’s poorest and least understood regions."


Average rating: 4.06 · 34 ratings · 13 reviews · 1 distinct work · Similar authors
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" Fascinating and informative read about people living in some of the poorest countries in the world. "
The Ringtone and the Drum by Mark  Weston
" I learnt so much from this book about the current situation of ordinary people in some of the poorest countries in West Africa. It's hard to categorise as it is part travel writing and partly socio-economic commentary. It is definitely worth readi... " Read more of this review »
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" Informative read about a less traveled region. At first, I was a little annoyed at the "Mother Africa" rhetoric. However I found that Weston's approach to the subject was just amazing and well balanced. His experience in international development... " Read more of this review »
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