Africa: Another Side of the Coin: Northern Rhodesia's Final Years and Zambia's Nationhood
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Africa: Another Side of the Coin: Northern Rhodesia's Final Years and Zambia's Nationhood

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"Africa is a lost cause." This is a cynical view held widely in the West, in much of the world,and even in Africa. Many people in the old European colonial powers -- and not only the dwindling band of "old Africa hands" who served in the colonies - are in despair, lamenting maladministration, corruption, civil and inter-state wars, poverty, famine, and the seemingly unstop...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published March 15th 2011 by I. B. Tauris (first published January 2003)
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Jonathan
Basically a biography of Andrew Sardanis, who was a large business man in Zambia (and later Africa) during Zambia's independence movement. A quick read and interesting if you are curious about this time in Zambia's history
Mubanga
Sardanis' account was indeed "another side of the coin" with regards to the economic and political situation in Zambia in the 50's through the late 80's. What made the book even more compelling was the fact that he provided an inside account of the situation given the various positions he held in the Zambian government.

Although this is the author's opinion - I feel it was a fair explanation of how Zambia came to be one of the the most indebted countries in the world. It actually leaves me feelin...more
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