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How the East India Company Shaped the Modern Multinational
Monica Waitzfelder’s true story of her family’s suffering during and after World War Two
Veerapen Prendrapen – half Jewish, half Tamil – is the fastest runner in his school
The Shadow of Imana by Véronique Tadjo; Mema by Daniel Mengara; The Cry of Winnie Mandela by Njabulo S Ndebele; Conversing with Africa by Mukoma wa Ngugi
Filed in: Africa
Thanks to the combination of specialization and production chains that span the globe, we consumers rarely get to see the whole picture. This book joins the dots, showing the impacts of resource extraction on local communities and the environment, making the link between games consoles, civil war, rape and rainforest destruction.
Lierre Keith has written a passionately argued, highly personal, and deeply informative book about the destructive and unsustainable nature of modern day agriculture – but disguised it as an argument against vegetarianism.
- June 1, 2010