Book Workshop Ethics Lab hosted a book workshop on December 9, 2020. The workshop reviewed Samir Amin’s book titled "Le développement inégal: Essai sur les formations sociales du capitalisme, Paris, 1973". In partnership with EthicsLab, the socio-anthropological café of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Management held a Book workshop on Wednesday, December 09, 2020 at the Catholic University of Central Africa-Nkolbisson campus. The author dedicated to this scientific meeting was the Franco-Egyptian economist Samir Amir and his book le développement inégal. Essai sur les formations sociales du capitalisme périphérique, Paris de Minuit, 1973, 365 p. From a dynamic and rational approach, it was a question of situating the thought of Samir Amin by identifying the theoretical, economic and socio-political issues which justify its relevance and its importance in the current context of Africa. To do this, a panel of speakers fostered a mode of interaction with the students. They were: Dr Damien Enama (Sociologist-Catholic University of Central Africa); Dr Charles Owona (Political theorist-University of Yaoundé I); Dr Etienne Ndenga (Lawyer-Catholic University of Central Africa). The speakers, from their respective disciplinary fields, discussed the way in which they understand, construct and envisage the rise of Africa from peripheral capitalism as conceived by the author. The second part of this book workshop focused on exchanges and discussions with the audience. These discussions made it possible to examine phenomena such as the covid-19 pandemic, where the countries of the South, through their actions, have shown themselves to be much more resilient than the more fragile countries of the North despite their dominant position. The debates around Samir Amin's posture on development and underdevelopment issues have also made it possible to identify the flaws that continue to keep African states in a precarious situation, therefore making the notion of development utopian, even intended only for Western countries. However, Samir Amin's book also invites students, researchers and scholars, especially those on the periphery, to rethink the theories and strategies necessary for Africa's economic expansion. This in the perspective of a development that is no longer unequal, but more egalitarian.