By Moses Isegawa
Like Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children and Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude, Moses Isegawa's Abyssinian Chronicles tells a riveting tale of twentieth-century Africa that's passionate in imaginative and prescient and breathtaking in scope.
At the guts of this unforgettable story is Mugezi, a tender guy who manages to make it during the hellish reign of Idi Amin and stories firsthand the main crushing points of Ugandan society: he withstands his far-off father's oppression and his mother's cruelty within the identify of Catholic zeal, endures the ravages of struggle, rape, poverty, and AIDS, and but he's in a position to preserve a hopeful or even sometimes a laugh outlook on existence. Mugezi's hard-won observations shape a cri de coeur for a humans formed through untold losses.
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It is also significant that as President of the first black African state to gain political independence, his theoretical ideas on this subject have contributed in some degree to the formation of ideas and actions of both the ruling and the ruled of the African continent. It is from these standpoints that I analyze the views of Nkrumah regarding African underdevelopment and particularly Ghanaian underdevelopment. In pursuit of this task, I will discuss Nkrumah's notions of how the global economy affects African and Ghanaian underdevelopment.
13 David E. Apter, The Politics of Modemization (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1965), pp. 56; 62-67; 187-188. Also, check John H. , 1972), pp. 19-22 14 Ronald H. Chilcote, Theories of Development and Underdevelopment (Boulder: Westview Press, 1984), pp. 86-96. 15 Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Dependency and Development Translated by Marjory Mattingly Urquidi (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1979), p. xvi. 16 Ivan I. Potekhin, "On African Socialism: A Soviet View: in William H.
Thus, inter- 24 nal colonialism is the situation where those exploited are being exploited by their own countrymen. For instance, Indians are exploited and dependent on a dominant society of Spanish Creoles and Latinos. To resolve this problem, Casanova suggested a capitalist approach. He argued that through capitalist development, a bourgeois democracy will evolve, and national integration, stability, and harmony will be achieved. 19 Now, Mexico has a mixed economy of state-guided capitalism. Therefore, the pure capitalist solution Casanova suggested will probably not occur because of the structure of power and the nature of the Mexican revolution.