What to Think About While Reading The Bright Continent

Discussion Questions, The Bright Continent

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1. In an age where data collection and analysis are increasingly relied on, how can these informal entrepreneurial systems be measured? Do they need to be?

2. Why aren’t these stories told more often? How can we get access to them?

3. Though this book is about Africa, “kanju” is a common occurrence worldwide. What examples of hustling for survival are common where you live?

4. How do the informal networks Olopade describes complement the focus on government or aid intervention in books like Dead Aid and The End of Poverty?

Add your thoughts and questions below!

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One thought on “What to Think About While Reading The Bright Continent

  1. A very light saltshaker version of “kanju”: As a librarian who helps manage public programs at a library in a very affluent area, I’m not particularly surprised when guests (many of whom I suspect are not on the wealthy end of the scale) attend the lectures and presentations solely for the warm drinks and nibbles.

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