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Slide 1CONTENTS OF THE REVIEWINTRODUCTIONAUTHOR’S BACKGROUNDSummary of contentSlide 6Slide 7RECOMMENDATION AND CONCLUSIONTOPIC: REVIEW THE BOOK; HOW AFRICANS UNDERDEVELOPED AFRICA: A FORGOTTEN TRUTH- Joshua AgboCONTENTS OF THE REVIEWThe review consists of the following unitsAuthor’s backgroundSummary of contentCritique of the bookContributions of the bookRecommendations/conclusionINTRODUCTIONThe issues of UNDERDEVELOPMENT and DEVELOPMENT of Africa have raised different arguments.The Author’s ideas were hinged on the MARXIST-SOCALIST school of thoughtEuropean colonialism; not responsible only for Africa’s underdevelopmentEstablishment of grounds to support the contention of Africans underdeveloping AfricaAUTHOR’S BACKGROUNDJOSHUA (Ochefie) Agbo was born on 9th October, 1982. He hails from Benue state.Earned a B.A in Linguistics (2004- 2008) at Benue State University (First Class Honours)His First Published book, “How Africans underdeveloped Africa: A forgotten truth was written in 2010He is currently working on his Ph.D. in African exile literature at Anglia Ruskin University, CambridgeSummary of contentChapter ONE (How and where did the name Africa come from – traces the origin of Africa, its name and discovery (Voyage of Hanno)Chapter TWO (Walter Rodney, a Pan- Africanist) is a critique of Walter Rodney, author of How Europe underdeveloped Africa.-- Discusses underdevelopment and developmentChapter THREE (African Dictators and Coups d’etat) –analyzes the emergence of coup de tats in Africa, contributions of Africans to the underdevelopment of AfricaChapter FOUR gives a comparative regional analysis of African Economic Development during the colonial and post colonial period.Chapter FIVE examines the ideology of domination and resistance, providing justification of humans dominating humans.Chapter SIX examines the slave trade and debate of Africans Underdevelopment questionsChapter seven examines “the resurgences of military brutality and tyranny in Africa. ( Idi Amin, Sani Abacha, Jean Bokassa, Mobutu Sese Seko etc)Chapter eight examines the doubt of African’s economic Independence and other sectors (Education, Culture and health) CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE BOOKAddressed the problems and contributions of Africans to the underdevelopment of AfricaCRITIQUE OF THE BOOKNo theoretical frameworkHeterogeneous approach is controversial and problematicDisagreement of the categorization of most Pan-Africanist as tyrant – no proper references to support the claimDiversified factors influencing Africa’s underdevelopment in the past and also presentlyRECOMMENDATION AND CONCLUSION There is a need to put a check on the aforementioned factors responsible for the underdevelopment of Africa and Nigeria as a country we all belong to. We must look to the future, not wail about the past. Nigerians and Africans deserve a far better life if we make hard investment in transparency, cooperation and recognition of need for Self-sufficiency.THERE IS HOPE FOR AFRICA!!!!!


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