rehabilitation; primary health care; occupational health; mental health; child development; occupational therapy; education; vocational rehabilitation; community-based therapy
Book Review Review of KasiNomic Revolution: The Rise of African Informal Economies by GG Alcock


The author restates the need for Afrocentric systems such as building modern villages to accommodate Africa’s uniqueness. He condemns the practices of marginalising the informal economy as it contributes to countries’ Gross Domestic Production (GDP). GG alludes that jobs are now beyond the conventional “8 to 5 job with a payslip”1:242 and that communities of ordinary people should not be treated as “breeding grounds for employees”1:241.

Moreover, he highlights that the colonial and Western systems are unjust to the masses in developing countries. Africa needs no “bicycle lanes but hawker lanes”1:241 where they can trade closer to their clientele without being fearful of municipalities chasing them.

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