Africa's Peacemakers

by Adekeye Adebajo

Africa’s Peacemakers can be said to be an anthology of articles that concentrate on the most substantial contributions to the unity and stability across the continent.
As Africa looks back on its fifty years of post-independence, this remarkable book gives genuine insight into the thirteen well-known individuals of African descent who have won the Nobel Peace Prize since 1950. From Mohamed El-Baradei, who has been variously involved in women’s rights to Barack Obama, the first American president of African descent. Africa’s Peacemakers discloses how this extraordinary compilation of individuals has changed the world – for the best or the worst.
This book would best suit those individuals that have an interest in politics as well as history. It is very educational and enlightening as it depicts both the good and the bad deeds of the thirteen laureates, in an adequate writing style. From reading the book, I could tell it is well-sourced.
One of the things that stood out to me in this book was that no hard work goes unnoticed or unawarded and that there is no such thing as a perfect leader, every single leader has a flaw. Moreover, all these great people that have accomplished great things, have also done not-so-great things, so it's just about how one chooses to perceive them, or which lens one decides to view them under, therefore as a leader one should always do their best to become the most outstanding leader they can be. As mistakes are inevitable and some will choose to focus on only those and nothing else.
I would highly suggest this book as a constructive read as it is a terrific exploration of Africa's abundant past and its creation of influential leaders.


Faraja Laiser

Rating: 4 Interesting