COAL welcomes you to the month of February 2017. We had an amazing time last week Saturday at the Open Mic/ Book Review, where we talked extensively about ‘the Alchemist’ by Paulo Coelho. We met new poets and friends who were excited with the Book Affairs initiative by COAL. As a literary organization that promotes creative writing and by also making African literature accessible, we are equally socially conscious by the activities in society and thereby call on youths to study history and discover for themselves truths whether arguable or not for a better society.
Why not join us on yet another expedition into a compelling and intriguing book this February.
BOOK: DEAD AID
AUTHOR: DAMBISA MOYO
OPEN MIC/ BOOK REVIEW: 25TH FEBRUARY 2017
VENUE:ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE JOS
“To the Excellencies and officials of Europe: We suffer enormously in Africa. Help us. We have problems in Africa. We lack rights as children. We have war and illness, we lack food … We want to study, and we ask you to help us to study so we can be like you, in Africa.” (Message found on the bodies if Guinean teenagers Yaguine Koita and Fode Tounkara, stowaways who died attempting to reach Europe in the landing gear on an airliner) – Excerpt from Dead Aid.
Dead Aid by Dambisa Moyo, published in 2009 is a book that sits firm on the argument ‘Aid has underdeveloped Africa’. The New York Times bestseller is a timely choice considering National economic realities. Moyo paints a contrast between African countries receiving aid and others that took the path of refusing such offers arguing the former have proven to be deficient in comparison to the later. This book focuses the spotlight on Africa, The west and the future. Dambisa is a Zambian born author. To download PDF book click on the link below.
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