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Africa: A Continent on Bended Knees
Not content with debating his peers on diverse platforms to articulate his critical concerns on the Pan-African agenda, outspoken Son of the Soil, Femi Akomolafe has produced this development reference book.
Africa: A Continent on Bended Knees weaves together a collection of thought-provoking articles, which must entice anyone blessed with a black skin and a conscious soul.
How can Africa unleash its power to a world that is in need of the continent’s energies and authenticities? Focusing on Ghana, where the author is based, if he is not in the Netherlands, the publication explores the socio-economic development of Africa. Presenting detailed scrutiny on the most imperative issues, the observations, analysis and reflections advocate for one thing – change. Be it history, culture, education, entrepreneurship or good old politics, the issues are clinically diagnosed, and the prescriptions laced with the tonics of thinkers such as Sartre, Foucault, Diop and Nkrumah.
The beauty of this volume is that the writer does not pretend to brandish the silver bullet to change the fortunes of nations. He only lifts up a compass to show that the Destination is possible.
As one of the PCs pioneers, Femi Akomolafe ran a Computer Consultancy firm in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, for several years, where he set up the first African Bulletin Board System (BBS), the precursor to the Internet.
Femi has been very active in the Pan African Movement since the early 1990s. He established the first Black Newspaper, The African, in the Netherlands in the 1990s.
A passionate Pan-African writer, Femi is a columnist for ModernGhana and a Correspondent for the London-based New African magazine.
He is the author of several books, including the popular Africa: destroyed by the gods, and Africa: it shall be well. His latest book 18 African Fables and Moonlight Stories was published in September 2019.
Femi now shuttles between the Netherlands and Ghana where he had an Audio/Video Studio. He was the producer and the Anchor of the TV Interview Programme FOCUS ON AFRICANS which ran for several years on the MultiTV station.
He is currently engaged in vegetable farming.
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