The Heart of A Cheetah (Hardcover)

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By Magatte Wade, George Ayittey (Foreword by)
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Experience the life story of Magatte Wade - the bold Senegalese entrepreneur and unflinching prosperity activist, determined to shape the destiny of her African homeland.

In this riveting memoir, Wade challenges Africans to redefine their narrative, casting aside imposed inferiority to reclaim their innate brilliance.

This is not a recounting of poverty and politics. It's an indictment of a world that views Africa as nothing more than a colonial chessboard, with charity acting as the block that keeps Africans stuck.

The surprising truth: Africa's problems are NOT due to colonialism, corruption, bad leadership, poor skills, or a lack of education. It's something much bigger, and yet it's only been visible to entrepreneurs... until now.

Join the movement for Africa's rightful place in the 21st-century: fostering innovation, earning prosperity, and growing into an economic powerhouse. Wade's impassioned voice promises nothing less than the dawn of a new era, poised to reshape history, create prosperity and peace, and unleash Africa's bright future.

About the Author

Magatte Wade is the Director of the Center for African Prosperity at Atlas Network, the leading organization of African free-market think tanks. She was listed as a Forbes “20 Youngest Power Women in Africa,” a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, and a TED Global Africa Fellow. A sought-after speaker, Magatte has presented at the United Nations, Aspen Institute, World Economic Forum, TED, Harvard, Stanford, Yale, MIT, and UC Berkeley. She’s been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, CNN, Fast Company, Fortune, Jordan Peterson’s Podcast, and Lex Fridman’s Podcast. Learn more at

Praise For…

“Magatte Wade truly has The Heart of a Cheetah—her passion, commitment to entrepreneurship and freedom, love of Africa, and her burning desire to do good in our world shines forth on every page of this book... This is the vision Magatte has for helping Africa to create the prosperity and dignity that will help its 1.2 billion people to fully flourish in the 21st century.”
–JOHN MACKEY, CEO & Co-Founder, Whole Foods Market

“A raw, unapologetic, and inspiring book about the way Africans can finally achieve widespread economic prosperity.”
-EFOSA OJOMO, co-author of The Prosperity Paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out of Poverty

“Cheetah is a truthful portrayal holding wisdom for upcoming African entrepreneurs. Magatte’s life and journey are proof that a global brand from humble beginnings is possible. Cheetah offers incredible insight into one entrepreneur’s mind, reminding us that there are many paths to prosperity, not one prescriptive journey.”
-WILLIAM KAMKWAMBA, author of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

“Africans are poor because they are not allowed to create companies due to the layers and layers of powerful government bureaucracies that interfere at every point. Government has stifled the creative spirit of entrepreneurship at every point, which as Magatte points out, is profoundly un-African. Through Magatte’s story, we see a strong spirit confronting terrific challenges and failures in creating her business and products.”
-CANDACE SMITH, author of The Entrepreneur as Hero, and VERNON SMITH, 2002 Nobel Laureate in Economics

“Magatte Wade’s is the most compelling voice I know connecting Conscious Capitalism with Africa. The Black Panther is a fictional superhero. Cheetahs are real.”
-DAVID GARDNER, Chief Rule Breaker, The Motley Fool

Product Details
ISBN: 9798218276676
Publisher: Cheetah Press
Publication Date: November 13th, 2023
Pages: 268
Language: English