By Abou B. Bamba
In African Miracle, African Mirage, Abou Bamba contains economics, political technology, and heritage to craft a daring, transnational examine of the advance practices and intersecting colonial cultures that proceed to form Ivory Coast this present day. He considers French, American, and Ivorian improvement discourses in interpreting the jobs of hydroelectric tasks and the sugar, espresso, and cocoa industries within the country’s growth and bust. In so doing, he brings the organisation of Ivorians themselves to the fore in a manner hardly noticeable in histories of improvement. eventually, he concludes that the “maldevelopment” obvious by way of the mid-1970s had much less to do with the Ivory Coast’s “insufficiently sleek” voters than it needed to do with the conflicting missions of French and American pursuits in the context of an ever-globalizing world.
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African Miracle, African Mirage: Transnational Politics and the Paradox of Modernization in Ivory Coast (New African Histories) by Abou B. Bamba