According to its back cover, “The Baobab and the Mango Tree” is a thought-provoking and courageous book that brings the big questions about development to a wide audience of college students and interested readers.
Honestly, it’s not a great book. I think the logic is weak and I don’t really buy the conclusions. However, it’s well written, a pretty quick read, and it touches on a lot of ideas that are frequently mentioned when discussing international development. It’s worth the time it takes to read it, especially if you’re new to this stuff.
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