Tom Young is a senior lecturer in politics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He is the editor of Readings in African Politics, and the author of Africa: A Beginner's Guide.
'A book urging us to re-examine the ways in which the West offers economic assistance to African nations could hardly arrive at a more opportune moment...It's a difficult and troubling subject, and Young's solution to the manifest problems won't please everyone. But now, more than ever, alternatives to the status quo need a public airing.' * <i>Geographical Magazine</i> * 'At times controversial, Tom Young issues a compelling case for the West to take a more honest approach to the continent. There is no doubt that his argument needs to be heard.' -- Ian Taylor, Professor in International Relations and African Political Economy, University of St Andrews