Monday, 5 September 2011
Prisoners of Freedom Human Rights and the African Poor
Among expatriates, the emphasis on abstract human rights avoids confrontations with the political and business elites. Drawing on long-term research among the Malawian poor, Englund brings to life the personal circumstances of Malawian human rights activists, their expatriate benefactors, and the urban and rural poor as he develops a fresh perspective on freedom—one that recognizes the significance of debt, obligation, and civil virtues.
Click here to download the first chapter of this book in pdf. The second chapter is online here.