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Africa Doesn't Matter: How the West Has Failed the Poorest Continent and What We Can Do about It by Giles Bolton
Africa Doesn't Matter: How the West Has Failed the Poorest Continent and What We Can Do about It

Lonesome Gods, March 28, 2010

I am mixed about this book. For the first half I found myself wondering if the author thought that anything could be done for Africa - on any level. And I don't have as favorable view of capitalism and what that can mean for Africa as much as the author. But as I continued reading I did see that Mr. Bolton does, indeed, believe that the individual can have an impact - but it is in how we push our governments, the Aid groups and the corporations that will have the greatest impact. Overall, it is a thought provoking book but left me still wondering how big an impact we can have.
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We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families: Stories from Rwanda by Philip Gourevitch
We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families: Stories from Rwanda

Lonesome Gods, January 2, 2010

This is the best and most important book I have read in years. I should have been aware of what was going on in Rwanda when the genocide was taking place (I was certainly of age), but it took reading "We Wish to Inform..." many years later to open my eyes. Philip Gourevitch tells about what happened in Rwanda with clarity and he paints a vivid picture. This book showed me a part of the world that I rarely thought of and it changed how I look at the planet and man's inhumanity to man. I recommend this book most highly and wish all would read it.
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