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Tropical Gangsters: One Man's Experience With Development And Decadence In… (1990)

by Robert Klitgaard

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Selected as one of the six best nonfiction books of 1990 by the editors f the New York Times Book Review, this is a compelling and entertaining account of the author’s two-and-a-half year adventure in Equatorial Guinea, and his efforts to get this small bankrupt African nation on the path of structural development.… (more)

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This is an interesting inside look at the process of foreign aid to Africa. The author was a consultant on economic development to the govt. of Equatorial Guinea and was involved in that country's negotiations with the World Bank and the IMF. He is a sympathetic narrator and a careful observer of the natural environment, which he clearly enjoys. It gets a little difficult for those with no background in the subject (like me) but was a good introduction. ( )
  kaitanya64 | Jan 3, 2017 |
amusing, informative, critical (but not mean-spirited or didactic) description of 1) living in Equatorial Guinea and 2) impact of NGOs on the country
  FKarr | Apr 10, 2013 |
This is a must read... You should here my stories... ( )
  asails | Mar 24, 2011 |
This is a must read... You should here my stories... ( )
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This is a must read... You should here my stories... ( )
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Selected as one of the six best nonfiction books of 1990 by the editors f the New York Times Book Review, this is a compelling and entertaining account of the author’s two-and-a-half year adventure in Equatorial Guinea, and his efforts to get this small bankrupt African nation on the path of structural development.

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