Sep 09 2011

Africa’s Odious Debts: new book

Posted by: Nick Shaxson in: Thoughts

My publisher might be a bit annoyed with me for recommending someone else’s book – but here goes.

Africa’s Odious Debts: How Foreign Loans and Capital Flight Bled a Continent

By Léonce Ndikumana, until recently head of research at the African Development Bank, and James K. Boyce, professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. I haven’t read it yet, but I am familiar with some of the research that is behind it.

Read it. And weep.

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