Jostling Between "Mere Talk" & Blame Game?: Beyond Africa's Poverty and Underdevelopment Game Talk by Munyaradzi Mawere

Jostling Between "Mere Talk" & Blame Game?: Beyond Africa's Poverty and Underdevelopment Game Talk

EditorMunyaradzi Mawere

Paperback | February 14, 2018

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One of the fundamental challenges in rethinking and remaking development in Africa from a Pan African perspective is that too much “mere talk” and “blame game” have played out at the expense of “real action”. The blame game and mere talk on Africa’s poverty and underdevelopment jam have remained printed in bold on the face of the continent, yet Africa’s dire situation warrants nothing less than real emphatic action. This book focuses on the empirics of the production and reproduction of poverty and underdevelopment across Africa in a fashion that warrants urgent pragmatic policy attention and quest for workable homegrown solutions to persistent predicaments. The volume advances the need to recognise the realities of global inequalities and move swiftly in a most informed and transparent manner to address the poverty and underdevelopment conundrum. The book sets the tempo and pace on the need for praxis and pragmatism on the African situation. It is handy to students and practitioners in African studies, poverty and development studies, global studies, policy studies, economics and political science.

Munyaradzi Mawere is currently professor at Great Zimbabwe University. He is an author of more than 50 books and holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Cape Town.
Title:Jostling Between "Mere Talk" & Blame Game?: Beyond Africa's Poverty and Underdevelopment Game TalkFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:410 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.84 inShipping dimensions:410 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.84 inPublished:February 14, 2018Publisher:African Books CollectiveLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The Marginalisation and Impoverishment of Africa: Reversing the Causes and Consequences of Poverty in Africa

Chapter 2. Gods of Development or Perpetuators of Poverty and Underdevelopment in the  ‘Developing’ World? Rethinking the Role  of the World Bank and IMF on Africa’s Socio-economic Development

Chapter 3. The Impoverishment of Africa by the West’s Multinational Corporations: A Case of Multinational Corporations in Nigeria’s Delta Region

Chapter 4. Foraging to Survive: Poverty and Shifting Consumer Dynamics in Rural  Zimbabwe Between 2000 and 2008

Chapter 5. Poverty, Conflict and Vulnerability in Africa

Chapter 6. The Impact of Poverty on Infant and Maternal Mortality Rates in Nigeria: Some Lessons and Insights for Africa

Chapter 7. The Geography of Poverty and Disaster Risks in Africa: Challenges and Prospects for Development

Chapter 8. The Emergence of the Cycle of Poverty and Traditional systems for Poverty Eradication in Yorubaland: Insights from the Biblical Ruth and Naomi

Chapter 9. Mwariology as Basis for Heritage Studies and Springboard for Africa’s Development

Chapter 10. Disempowerment and Impoverishment of African Communities: Re-visiting the  Effects of Land Grabbing by  Foreigners in Africa

Chapter 11. Manifestations of the Symptoms of Poverty in the Electoral Behaviour of  Nigerian Political Actors

Chapter 12. Witchcraft, Development and Politicking: The Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) Power Struggles and their Poverty Implications in Zimbabwe

Chapter 13. Corruption and Failures of Various Poverty Alleviation Programmes to Eradicate Poverty: Historical Appraisal of Nigeria from 1985-2015

Chapter 14. ‘A Prophet for the Poor?’ A Contextual Reading of the Book of Micah vis-a-vis Poverty Alleviation Efforts in Zimbabwe