"Superbly lucid and readable" (Guardian
"[A] heartening book on Africa and remedies for its plight ... Bolton doesn't rant or preach ... he balances hard facts with strong ideas" (Independent
"If you've ever wondered why Africa is still poor, this is the book for you ... Bolton writes with energy and directness" (Metro
"Engaging, absorbing and enlightening - everyone interested, from the aid worker to the armchair activist, should invest in this book. If Poor Story
doesn't win your heart and mind to the cause of ending extreme poverty, nothing else will" (Oxfam website
"A vivid account of the everyday problems facing African countries" (Financial Times
A startling insight into how the West is failing Africa and what we can do about it - by an aid industry insider
From the Publisher
A startling, hard-hitting account of how the West is failing Africa, and how we all lose out as a result
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About the Author
Born in London in 1973, Giles Bolton has been closely involved in Africa and its development for more than ten years as civil servant, diplomat and aid worker. From 1996 until 2004 he worked for the British Government's Department for International Development (DFID), in countries such as Kenya, Rwanda and Iraq. This is his first book.