‘A bold, critical and wide-ranging anthology on the Ebola crisis. It will excite everyone interested in understanding why the Ebola viral disease overwhelmed the Mano River Union states.’
Yusuf Bangura, Senior Research Associate, UNRISD
‘This eye-opening volume restores the social history of an epidemic that can't be understood without first acknowledging the economic policies that have impoverished this region. This book should (and I hope will) be read by anyone interested in global health. And that should include all of us.’
Paul Farmer, Harvard Medical School
‘Rarely has a book recounted such a preventable catastrophe, and from so many perspectives. In the process, it breaks down the boundaries of current thinking, and speaks truth to power.’
Jacques Depelchin, Executive Director, Ota Benga International Alliance for Peace
‘This comprehensive volume offers valuable analyses of the structural roots and social impacts of the West African Ebola outbreak. An excellent resource for anyone interested in learning about the history and political economy of this devastating epidemic.’
Adia Benton, Northwestern University
‘This book successfully turns the neoliberal project on its head, forcing us to demand a different kind of development in contexts (such as Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone) where exclusion, exploitation and extraction reign supreme.’
Robtel Neajai Pailey, author and activist
'A valuable contribution to the Ebola literature but also key for anyone interested in the state of Africa, epidemiology, and political economy.'
Africa at LSE
'A fascinating insight into the background of the three countries which bore the brunt of the 2014 Ebola epidemic, showing how the historical and socio-economic status of these countries made them susceptible to such an epidemic, and unable to treat and contain it effectively.'
Medicine, Conflict and Survival