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Awakening Giant Africa

 
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Posted by on August 29, 2011 in Africa

 

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Dancing in the Glory of Monsters

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“This dramatic account of a woefully under-reported country’s suppurating conflict always makes you want to keep reading. This is Africa’s war from the inside.” MICHELA WRONG, author of In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz
“A compelling insight into Congo’s interminable conflicts, with personal stories skillfully woven into the wider narrative of war.” MARTIN MEREDITH, author of The Fate of Africa

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Explaining Congo’s Endless Civil War, a Dancing In The Glory of Monsters NYT Book Review

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Posted by on March 29, 2011 in Congo

 

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Posted by on November 2, 2010 in Africa, Aid

 

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Thousand Sisters

I should have posted this last month, as I run every year in my local run, but I was finishing out my grad school term, eyeball deep in work, and forgot to post it.

After finding out about Women for Women in 2006, and sponsoring two women, Lisa started Run for Congo Women, a series of runs and walks that support women in the DRC.

Lisa traveled to DRC in 2007. The book is a result of all this. Released last month A Thousand Sisters.


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Dr. Muhammad Yunus Book Tour FYI

Nobel Laureate, Dr. Muhammad Yunus is on a short book tour for his new book, Building Social Business: The New Kind of Capitalism That Serves Humanity’s Most Pressing Needs.

From his Bio at the Noble site:

Professor Yunus established the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh in 1983, fueled by the belief that credit is a fundamental human right. His objective was to help poor people escape from poverty by providing loans on terms suitable to them and by teaching them a few sound financial principles so they could help themselves.

From Dr. Yunus’ personal loan of small amounts of money to destitute basketweavers in Bangladesh in the mid-70s, the Grameen Bank has advanced to the forefront of a burgeoning world movement toward eradicating poverty through microlending. Replicas of the Grameen Bank model operate in more than 100 countries worldwide.

Different than for profit investment for the benefit of social causes, Dr. Yunus introduced the notion OF “social business” in Creating a World Without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism.

His current book expands on that notion, making his tour an interesting opportunity to converse and question.

The tour kicks off his Friday in D.C.

Date: Friday, May 14, 2010
Time: 8:30 am-10:30 am
Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center/Atrium Ballroom
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004

Further information here.

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Posted by on May 11, 2010 in Aid, get educated, links, News and Info, Policy

 

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Darfur and the Crime of Genocide (Cambridge Studies in Law and Society)

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Darfur and the Crime of Genocide (Cambridge Studies in Law and Society)

Debate on this book at Genocide: Where Law and Sociology Meet, at Making Sense of Darfur.

 
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Posted by on February 3, 2009 in Bookmarks

 

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Voice of Witness: Out of Exile

Coming soon, from Voice of Witness, the a non-profit oral history book series which brought you Underground America, Voices From the Storm, and Surviving Justice.

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Forward by Valentino Achak Deng and Dave Eggers of the VAD Foundation.

 
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Posted by on November 23, 2008 in Africa, Bookmarks, genocide, Justice and Equality, The Sudan

 

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