Auction In Zunguzonga

Sustainable Development Deferred

by I. Chukuma Onwueme



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/15/2005

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 220
ISBN : 9781420827682

About the Book

Why has development in the third world been so slow, so tedious, and so unsustainable? The lamentable tale of Keli Alili gives us an insight. Keli is living in two worlds, both of them very real. As the learned and much-travelled Deputy Director at the Foreign Ministry, he is every bit a man of the modern world. But as a favorite son of Alaku, his traditional village, he cannot escape the incessant tug of traditional society and traditional values. He has to constantly juggle the conflicting demands of these two worlds, and of the endemic corruption in Zunguzonga, his country. The story further explores issues of traditional religion, justice, indigenous languages, food aid, the debt trap, marriage, gender, and the role of age in traditional society. This is an engaging multicultural story woven around profound issues that impact sustainable development.

About the Author

Professor Inno Chukuma Onwueme has spent a lifetime immersed in the development process in third world countries. Through this, he has acquired a wealth of first-hand experience relevant to the field. With a doctorate degree in agriculture, he has lived and worked as a university professor in Africa, America, Asia/Pacific, and Europe. Having written numerous professional textbooks, he has visited nearly a third of the countries on earth, some of them as a consultant for the United Nations. This global exposure has enabled him to appreciate some of the constraints encountered by developing countries all over the world. In this book, he uses the medium of a novel to analyze these constraints and share his experiences.