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Excellent Dose of Truth,
This review is from: The Road to Hell: The Ravaging Effects of Foreign Aid and International Charity (Paperback)The author is well qualified to report on the subject as someone who was part of the African aid-mafia before seeing it for what it really is.
This is an invaluable read for people sick of the self-righteous preachings of people driving 4 x 4s and feeling great whilst they give away the food mountains that serve as the greatest barrier to African economic liberation.
The author really makes you feel part of his journey: when he talks of Mogadishu you can almost feel the cool humid evening breeze and the cold of Italian tiles under your feet.
It's well written and thorough. Those who find emotional salvation in aid-work should not read it as it will severely antagonise and disappoint them - but if you're open minded to rela solutions - get a look!