Must Reads for 2005
Here are some of my must reads for 2005. Some of them are new some older ones I should have read. Shop links are for Waterstones/Amazon UK (shipping costs from US to Spain are astronomical) or from publisher. If you are US based then I suggest Powells Books
Ursula Owen & Judith Vidal-Hall (Eds) Does God Love Democracy. A series of essays investigating religious fundamentalism and intolerance. The essays cover the US, India, Russia, Poland and Sri Lanka.
Josee Lambert They Call Them Terrorists: During the South Lebanon Occupation. Immortalisng South Lebanon’s anguish – everyday acts of resistance by everday people
Kevin Bales Disposable People – New Slavery in the Global Economy
Barbara Ehrenreich and Arlie Hochschild Global Women – Nannies Maids and Sex Workers in the New Economy
Steve Bell Apes of Wrath – A record of the Bush presidency and the Blair sycophancy by the Guardian cartoonist
Chimamanda Ngozi Purple Hibiscus. Nigerian writer’s first novel. From the reviews I think this one will be a journey back home.
Alexis De Veaux Warrior Poet – A Biography of Audre Lorde
Toyin Falola A Mouth Sweeter than Salt – An African Memoir
Older – pre 2004
Mahmood Mamdani When Victims Become Killers – Colonialism, Nativism and the Genocide in Rwanda
Fadwa El Guindi Veil – Modesty, Privacy and Resistance