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Rescue Thyself

Change In Sub-Saharan Africa Must Come from Within

Sylvanus Ayeni

This book is an in-depth and bold dialogue with several constituencies about the necessity of finding alternative pathways to solve the monumental problems facing the nations of Sub-Saharan Africa. It asserts that the most formidable barriers to progress in Sub-Saharan Africa are Sub-Saharan Africans, particularly the leaders. Thus, for these nations to escape from destitution, change must originate from within. African leaders are reminded that life anchored on the pursuit of money, material wealth, and power by any means, is hollow, empty, and meaningless. The future leaders of Sub-Saharan Africa are reminded that the Creator has endowed them and the citizens of their nations with the talents they need to develop themselves and their societies. Furthermore, nature has been so kind to their nations, endowing them with more than sufficient natural resources. Thus, they need not continue the culture of dependency on the rest of the human race. « less more »
Hamilton Books
Pages: 218Size: 6 x 9
978-0-7618-6891-0 • Paperback • March 2017 • $22.99 • (£15.95)
978-0-7618-6892-7 • eBook • March 2017 • $20.99 • (£13.95)
Sylvanus Adetokunboh Ayeni was born and raised in Nigeria. He is a retired neurosurgeon in the United States of America. He is president and founder of Pan Africa Children Advocacy Watch, (PACAW) Inc., a non-profit organization involved in education of children in Africa. He has been involved in development issues in Sub-Saharan Africa in the education and healthcare sectors for many years.
Table of Contents

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Part I: Sub-Saharan Africans and Detrimental Misconceptions
Chapter 1: The Pitfalls of Misconceptions of the Creation of Mankind
Chapter 2: The Pitfalls of Misconceptions of the Purpose of Life
Chapter 3: The Pitfalls of Misconceptions of the Essence of Nationhood
Part II: Fundamental Requirements for Change
Chapter 4: The People: Visionary Leadership Needed in the Face of Significant Diversity
Chapter 5: The People: The Citizens as Potential Producers
Chapter 6: Infrastructure
Chapter 7: Education
Part III: Looking Inward
Chapter 8: Beliefs, Desires, and Behavior
Chapter 9: Governance and the Rule of Law
Part IV: Beyond Foreign Aid
Chapter 10: The Role of Donors and NGOs
A thoughtful, provocative, fascinating, literate, and controversial examination of the poorest region on earth, Sub Saharan Africa. -Nina Totenberg, NPR (National Public Radio)
Nina Totenburg, National Public Radio