The Leaders Who Ruined Africa and the Generation Who Can Fix It
In the speech “The Leaders Who Ruined Africa and the Generation Who Can Fix it,” Fred Swaniker discusses Africa’s past leaders and his hopes for its future leaders.
When and How to Pair: Introduce “The Leaders Who Ruined Africa, and the Generation Who Can Fix It” after students have completed the novel, in order to provide them with text that supports the political commentary that takes place in the novel. Ask students to discuss how they view the African leaders presented throughout the novel, and if they agree with Frank Swaniker’s argument about African leaders based on their reading of the novel. Do they see any characters in the novel who might be amongst Swaniker’s next generation of leaders?