Philadelphia (PRWEB) March 30, 2014
Author, journalist and political activist Chernoh Alpha M. Bah presents a collection of essays and articles that examine imperialist exploitation and causes of underdevelopment in Africa in his new book, “Neocolonialism in West Africa: A Collection of Essays and Articles” (published by iUniverse).
Bah draws on his experiences with active revolutionary work, political activism and as a journalist reporting and writing about politics, economic exploitation and human rights in this expansive collection. He discusses modern forms of Western exploitation of West Africa’s vast mineral and energy resources and explains how capitalist corporations and Western nations have worked to gain control of them.
“Neocolonialism in West Africa” looks at how West Africa’s economy and resources are controlled by the same forces that rig elections and promote wars and military coups in the region. The book also explores how Western corporations prop up the anti-democratic regimes that support their interests.
“West Africa’s transition from direct, colonial rule to ‘independence’ was supposed to usher in a new era of freedom,” Bah writes. “Instead, it has only changed the colonial bureaucratic structure, as imperialists continue to exploit the continent and its people.”
“Neocolonialism in West Africa”
By Chernoh Alpha M. Bah
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 212 pages | ISBN 9781491726273
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 212 pages | ISBN 9781491726266
E-Book | ISBN 9781491726280
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Born in Sierra Leone in 1979, Chernoh Alpha M. Bah is the leader of the African Socialist Movement, a revolutionary mass movement committed to the liberation and unification of Africa under an all-African socialist government. Educated at Sierra Leone’s Fourah Bay College, he has degrees in African studies, history and sociology and has worked as an activist in West Africa for more than 10 years. In 2012, he was a parliamentary candidate in Sierra Leone.
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