7 thoughts on “Books

  1. I am eager to see what you think of The Bright Continent. As you know, I thought it was great, but I am a bit doubtful about some of her points. I have no background in development–other than a recent focus on global literature. I am impressed with the books you have been reading–most of them ones I know about secondhand. I would certainly like to be part of your reading group.

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    1. Thanks! I’m about a third of the way through and I do like it so far because I normally don’t hear stories about how people are finding ways to survive/thrive abroad ( I live in the US). I like the new angle of talking about people in developing countries but it does seem to glorify some of the informal networks a little too much. I still have far to go so we’ll see. Thanks for commenting.

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  2. I’m starting from the beginning and will catch up hopefully in the next month or two. Great book list! I’ll try to comment as I go along to add to the good stuff you’ve got going here. Thanks!

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  3. To be clear – I’m reading all of the books from the beginning of your book list, starting with The End of Poverty. About a third of the way done with that one. Sorry if that wasn’t clear.

    Also, another good book is “The Mystery of Capital”, by Hernando de Sota.

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