Willie B. Faulkner Discusses Sierra Leone's Development
It has been a decade since the Sierra Leone civil war ended, and yet this country is still one of the world's least developed nations, according to the UN Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS). As a survivor and victim of the country's past civil war, author Willie B. Faulkner finds himself troubled by Sierra Leone's current economic, political, and cultural plight. In his new book, "Understanding Sierra Leone's Development," he talks about Sierra Leone's current situation while raising awareness on the paradigm shift that is necessary in order to move forward.
"Understanding Sierra Leone's Development" is a realization of Faulkner's dream. The concept of development is underscored throughout his work, and Faulkner uses Sierra Leone as a case study for identifying the obstacles in the way of progress and, more importantly, the ways to overcome them.
"This book is about the problems that emerging African nations are undergoing," he says. "Because these problems are identical, my country of birth, Sierra Leone, is used as a case study to identify and address them. It identifies, analyzes, raises implications, and provides solutions to minimize them."