This is my first book but I have two more books to write including: THE PRIVATE COMMUNISM OR THE COLLECTIVIST CAPITALISM. My purpose to write SAVING AFRICA is to call upon the citizens of every African country and their political leaders to work towards saving the image and reputation of Africa and therefore the black race. And they can do so not by any action against Western countries but on the contrary by joining them through good cooperation while safeguarding their sovereignty. For that purpose, SAVING AFRICA sets out a blueprint for evolution, a comprehensive roadmap. If implemented with passion and commitment it will allow the people of Africa to enjoy the fruits of their labour, and the benefits of living in a modern society, with a working economy, a stable political system, and a culture that both preserves the best of its traditions and customs, and takes advantage of the opportunities offered by western society. Saving Africa shows how one can transform the heavy legacy of centuries of colonial rule from a contemporary curse into a real future for Africa and its people.
I would highly recommend this to anyone who is interested in Africa and wants to know more about the region from the perspective of an African. There are countless books out there written by non-Africans – some of them OK (Africa by Richard Dowden) and some downright racist and entrenched in negative stereotypes (The Shackled Continent by Robert Guest).
Amessa's book explores the various issues facing Africa, the role (or lack of) of leaders in the region, and discusses various possible solutions to help improve development in the region. Overall, an interesting read, long-winded in places, but ultimately an illuminating read.
by Priyanka Lindgren
I was born on 19/12/1959 in Sikensi, a small town in the South of the Ivory Coast (a former French colony in West Africa). From 1980 to 1983 I worked as a clerc accountant at an agro-industrial company in the Ivory Coast. From there, I went to London to study Business. But the difficulties of life as a foreign student in London made it impossible for me to achieve my goals. After several miscellaneous jobs here and there, I ended up working as a bus driver in London and married with two children. Although I studied accounting, literature has always been my favourite subject at school. That's why I find lots of joy in writing and hope to be doing it for the rest of my lie. My greatest regret is that I never got the chance to study philosophy.