Re-thinking Development in Africa: An oral history approach from Ghana
The number of books, papers and reports on how best to develop Africa is staggering. Yet, the human suffering continues amidst frustration among NGOs, donor agencies and Africans themselves that nothing good comes out of Africa. But has anybody bothered to ask Africans themselves what the overused word ‘development’ actually means for them? Komla Tsey will talk about his new book, ‘Re-thinking Development in Africa’ and explain why he believes oral history and wisdom are so important to Africa’s future development. In an increasingly complex world, the task of living wisely, he will suggest, is necessary if we are to build communities that are socially, economically and environmentally sustainable, not only in Africa, but the world at large. Copies of the book signed by the author will be available for sale.
About Komla Tsey
Komla Tsey comes from Ghana where he attended secondary schools at Awudome Tsito and Okwapeman Akropong. He studied at Universities of Ghana and Glasgow, Scotland. Since 1990s Komla has been living in Australia researching and learning about health and wellbeing, mainly with Aboriginal communities. He continues to undertake long term development research in rural Ghana. Komla is currently research professor (education for social sustainability) at The Cairns Institute, James Cook University Australia.
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