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Inequality In Africa: Political Elites, Proletariat, Peasants And The Poor
Inequality In Africa: Political Elites, Proletariat, Peasants And The Poor
By E. Wayne Nafziger
Cambridge University Press, 1988, 204 pp

In the collective quest for ways to spur Africa's eroding productivity, equality tends to get lost in the shuffle; thus this highly detailed documentation of how and why gaps of many sorts are growing is salutary. Having brought us to the well, however, the author does not lead us on to drink: eschewing prescription, he merely, in a kind of afterthought, calls for democratic alliances at the grass roots to bring about redistribution and growth.