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The Death of Africa


reviewed by E. Franklin Frazier - 1961

coverTitle: The Death of Africa
Author(s): P. Ritner
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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THESE THREE BOOKS are a part of the flood of literature on Africa that is pouring from the presses today. The first, by the editor of the Saturday Review, is a sympathetic interpretation of the life and work of Albert Schweitzer in tropical Africa. Mr. Cousins made the trip to Lambarene in order to secure for publication Schweitzer's unpublished manuscripts and to enlist his moral prestige in support of the efforts of civilized men the world over to prevent an atomic war. In his attempt to make a just appraisal of the work of Schweitzer, Cousins is not unconscious of the criticisms of Schweitzer because of his paternalistic attitude towards the African. He explains this partly on the ground that Schweitzer attempts to meet the African in terms of the African's expectations and that his manner towards the African is very similar to his manner towards his European fellow workers. As... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 63 Number 2, 1961, p. 154-154
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 3130, Date Accessed: 12/1/2020 9:57:36 AM

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