IMANI’s Africa-wide Essay Contest- $4000 + prizes to be won.

By Franklin Cudjoe

Choose any of the three essay topics below and read helpful texts at this link

1. Is the free market economy alien to Africa's development? Discuss (1500 words only please)

2. What would cause you to love your country and fear your government? Are you comfortable with the present size and influence of your government? (1500 words only please)

3. Do you believe entrepreneurship holds the key to poverty eradication?. How does your government treat entrepreneurs? (1500 words only please)

PRIZES: 1st place: $1000 2nd place: $850 , 3rd place: $650 +Full scholarship to 2011 summer school, 4th place: $300+Full Tuition scholarship to 2011 summer school 5th place $200 +Full Tuition scholarship to 2011 summer school, Other prizes: 10 Honorable mentions: $ 100 each

*This essay competition is open to African students and young professionals between the ages of 18-35 and resident in Africa.

*Submission deadline: December 20, 2010. Winners to be announced on January 15, 2011

Please send your entries to: Adedayo Thomas, Publisher and Outreach Director of ([email protected]) and copy Franklin Cudjoe Executive Director/Editor, IMANI and ([email protected])

This essay contest is an initiative of sponsored by the International policy Network and supported by Atlas Economic Research Foundation and IMANI Ghana.

We have CDs containing over 100 texts on economics, economic history, political economy, political science and philosophy to guide you and also for your personal library.�� So, West, Central and North Africans should email the following with their phone numbers on how to get copies: Adedayo Thomas ([email protected]) and Franklin Cudjoe, ([email protected]). East Africans should email Mike Rotich, ([email protected]) with their phone numbers on how to get copies.

Southern Africans should email Murray Sanderson Zambia – institute for public policy Analysis at ([email protected]) with their phone numbers on how to get a copies-)