Africa's Future (Ebook)
How the past is shaping Africa's economic evolution
One of the world's leading strategists on global oil exploration puts forward a unique reformulation of Africa's economic past, present and future.
Many seek to "fix" Africa - economists, experts, politicians, gurus, cognoscenti and glitterati. But the continent conceals multiple secrets, including the Holy Grail: explanations of its saga over the previous centuries.
Africa's Future tells the tale of Africa's economic evolution, revealing unique prisms for understanding the continent's panoramic story, one of triumph over the lasting influences of nature and multiple political tragedies.
Modern Africa developed diverse economic pathways to betterment - yet survivalist economies litter the landscape. Its paradox of "subsistence with many faces" coexists amidst the tiny middle class, growing rich, and many more poor expected in the future.
Clarke provides fresh and challenging insights into Africa's economies and future, offering seasoned views on a continent of unlocked potential which has witnessed many false dawns. Not "poor" but poorly managed, Africa holds greater promise, its destiny revealed by its history.
Reviews for Africa's Future
Richard Dowden, director of the Royal African Society
Michael Holman, former Africa editor of Financial Times
…a triumph and will be read by many beyond the energy sector. Erudite, convincing and grounded in Clarke's experience of life in the oil-produc…
One of the world's leading strategists on global oil exploration turns his critical eye to Africa's oil prize, to produce this definitive ac…