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How Europe Underdeveloped Africa

Narrated by: Mirron Willis
Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
Categories: History, World
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The classic work of political, economic, and historical analysis, powerfully introduced by Angela Davis.

In his short life, the Guyanese intellectual Walter Rodney emerged as one of the leading thinkers and activists of the anticolonial revolution, leading movements in North America, South America, the African continent, and the Caribbean. In each locale, Rodney found himself a lightning rod for working class Black Power. His deportation catalyzed 20th-century Jamaica's most significant rebellion, the 1968 Rodney riots, and his scholarship trained a generation how to think politics at an international scale. In 1980, shortly after founding of the Working People's Alliance in Guyana, the 38-year-old Rodney would be assassinated.

In his magnum opus, How Europe Underdeveloped Africa, Rodney incisively argues that grasping "the great divergence" between the West and the rest can only be explained as the exploitation of the latter by the former. This meticulously researched analysis of the abiding repercussions of European colonialism on the continent of Africa has not only informed decades of scholarship and activism, it remains an indispensable study for grasping global inequality today.

©1972 Walter Rodney; copyright 2018 by Patricia Rodney; Postscript copyright 1971, 2018 by A. M. Babu; Foreword copyright 2018 by Angela Y. Davis; Introduction copyright 1981, 2018 by Vincent Harding, William Strickland, and Robert Hill (P)2018 Tantor

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  • Ronald
  • 2019-04-16

A Superb must read for everyone

Loved this book. At times it was difficult to follow due to unfamiliarity with historical African states and tribes. but you will walk away with a thorough understanding of how Europe underdeveloped Africa both locally and abroad.

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  • NatsFan
  • 2019-08-30

Don't Miss This Book

theres a lot here for anyone desiring to,understand the,lasting effects of Africa's meeting the West of the 1550's onward.
it's worth your time. After all the author died for,it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-08-25

It's a must for any self respecting black people

It goes through the history and reasons for black people's modern issues and African poverty. It also gives solutions.

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  • Oyeniyi Bukola Adeyemi
  • 2019-06-19

Truth has no family

This is one of the best analyses of Africa and the wider world. It details the roles of Europe and America in the present state of Africa.

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  • Amazon customer
  • 2019-05-09

brilliant & thought-provoking.

It makes you look at the colonisation project from a fresh perspective. Lessons to be learnt for the future. A book that can be an inspiration to lead paradigm-shifting movements.